Flights of Fancy

Photographing flying birds can be challenging. The longer the focal length of the lens, the tougher it can be. One technique to increase the odds of getting “keepers” is to use a camera’s “burst” mode that grabs multiple frames each time the shutter button is pressed.

Certainly, the larger the bird, the easier it is to get sharp, clear images. The surface size helps the camera’s autofocus system to nail the exposure.

These South Carolina flyers were captured recently at the Pitt Street Bridge and Shem Creek boardwalk in Mt. Pleasant and at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.

Great White Herons.

Pelicans.

Black Vultures

Blue and White Herons.