AVIAN AC­RO­BATS

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Janine Krayer “African skim­mers use the sand banks of the Chobe River as reg­u­lar breed­ing spots dur­ing the dry sea­son be­tween June and Oc­to­ber.

“Pho­tog­ra­phers come from far and wide to try and cap­ture that ‘per­fect skim­mer in flight’ photo.

“They’re fast fly­ers and they can change di­rec­tion quickly in the air. To give your­self the best chance of suc­cess, you need to use a very fast shut­ter speed to freeze the bird in mo­tion, and a suit­ably nar­row aper­ture to en­sure that most of the skim­mer is in fo­cus.”

HOW? Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100 – 400 mm lens, shut­ter speed 1/3200 sec­ond, aper­ture f8, ISO 800.

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