Pauline Jaffe  

Ibis  by Pauline Jaffe

January 2021 - Ibis

January 2021 - Pauline Jaffe


About the Image(s)

I am submitting this image of glossy and regular Ibises that I captured inflight at the Virginia shore of Chincoteague. My husband and I were there from Sunday December 21- Wed Dec. 23. and we saw the Ibises socializing with the ducks.

I took the image with my Nikon 5600 camera, with 70-300 lens.

3 comments posted

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
There's something about this image with the mixed flock that made me smile. I think it's in an interesting image. You didn't mention what your shutter speed is. On my monitor, none of the birds are sharp which is important given that they are the subject. Birds are difficult. Another thing that helps with flying birds is to set your autofocus to continuous tracking or whatever it is on the Nikon. It looks like a lovely place.   Posted: 01/12/2021 11:27:53

Kerry McFarlane
Nice capture with the full view of the back two birds wings extended. I would like to see a little more room in front of the leading birds, they feel cramped as they fly to the edge of the image. As with Janice the image does not look sharp on my monitor. I find birds so very hard to get right.....   Posted: 01/15/2021 22:56:38

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I really like the subject of this image and how the wings of the birds are translucent with the back lighting. I agree with Janice and Kerry about the sharpness and Kerry that a little more space in front would have been nice.

For me personally, birds in flight are always a challenge. I recently attended a Zoom Seminar sponsored by Georgia Nature Photographers Association on capturing birds in flight. The speaker was Jim Zuckerman ( He made the following suggestions for camera settings - Manual exposre; Shutter speed -1/3200 most birds will be sharp-1/4000 small, fast flappers-1/2000-1/2500-big slow birds; f/11; Auto ISO with no limits set and deal with noise in post processing. Haven't gtried his suggestion yet, but the examples he showed us were pretty nice.   Posted: 01/16/2021 11:07:40


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