Please look at the picture full size against a grey background.
Not very many people know this (to quote Michael Cane) the average speed a pigeon flies is around 30 mph. More importantly that is 13.4 m/sec in un-christian units. Google was used to find out how fast a Pigeon flies in Mph and what the conversion factor is. I am currently using my first-floor back bedroom as a hide to take the pigeons. My field of view, close up is around 6m wide, with birds about 5m away from the camera in this picture.
I used a 1/4 of a sec shutter speed with a 200mm lens for this shot so the birds moved about 4m in the time that the shutter was open. To be able to contain that 4m movement I was panning the camera diagonally upwards.
A friend of mine Tony Cooper ARPS told me on Monday that my life will be changed when I find Mid-tones in my B&W pictures. He was right.
This picture “The Birds 3” is fairly mid-tonish for me with no areas of solid black. In Lightroom I use a very big colourspace called Prophoto that then gets squeezed down to fit in to sRGB for use on the web. I am always slightly brightening my pictures for my blog.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog.