Originally Posted by Kai Bengals
Sarah, Great pics!
Looks like you've
gotten the hang of it too, with the camera. I really enjoy taking pics of my crew going after da bird. It's great fun, isn't it?
Give Lily a good long scritch. She deserves it after expending all that effort and getting that amazing air.
I still can't get over how much they have with it! I have to put Stumpy outside for part of the session and put Smudge on the couch so Lily can go nutso over it for a while without landing on the others.
I have the camera on a GorillaPod
on the ground facing up a bit, and with manual focus on set to a particular spot (so it doesn't have to focus before taking the shot) - I try to keep Lily around there, and have the camera remote in one hand and Da Bird in the other. That way, whenever she leaps in about the right spot, I press the remote to take a photo. So with a fast shutter speed, the camera already focused and stable, I can get her in the air without any blur.
Of course I still need the planets to line up just right to get a half decent shot...