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Birds in Flight
The fascination of bird flight photography is inevitably the sequel to normal photography of birds for many wildlife photographers. The technical barrier is however always there and not only expertise but willpower are important if any success is to be achieved. While film-type photography still achieves a better quality of image especially with the slower films, photographic methods using high-speed flash are essential. But even high-speed flash has its own disadvantages in that the light required must overcome the available daylight as birds will normally only fly in daylight.With no commercial high-speed flash powerful enough for the job, Tony Tilford resorted to building his own. With the essential automatic detection and triggering systems in place, pictures of birds in flight were made possible.
Barn Owl
Tyto alba
Blackbird
Turdus merula
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
European Robin
Erithacus rubecula
European Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus
Magpie
Pica pica
Blue-headed Hummingbird
Cyanophaia bicolor
Wire-crested Thorntail
Popelairia popelairia
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