I went to Bolsa Chica today to practice shooting birds in flight. I got more practice keeping my hat, and missed a lot of shots every time the wind got gusty.
Early on, I had trouble locking focus, because it was taking me too long just to find the bird. I soon learned to start with the lens zoomed out so I could locate the bird more easily, and then zoom in while focusing and tracking the bird. As for the hat, well, I’m going to need some sort of chin strap for future sojourns.
All shots are hand-held with the Nikon D7000, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, and Nikon TC17e-II teleconverter.