Apparently I created this, saved a draft and didn’t get around to posting it. Probably two years ago but I’m not all that sure. Better late than never . . .
I’ve got a really nice Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 camera that I carry with me everywhere. Or almost everywhere. The glass is by Leica and even though the lens is not detachable it covers the range I shoot in the most” 25 – 400 mm. It has a fast burst mode for action which I employ in these shots. It can shoot 12 fps but in the operating mode I use it only gets 7. That’s 7 Hi-res shots per second.
I was standing on my back deck and watching the little birds flitting about . . . and had to see if I could ‘catch them’ with my camera in burst mode. The little animated GIF you see is from one of the sequences I shot.
The thing about shooting these little critters is you have to be guessing ahead of time where they are headed – and half the time you’re wrong. It’s harder than following the puck while shooting hockey (which I do for the local team in the winter).
One last note. Since it appears to be a thing these days . . . I get nothing from anyone for this post. No one paid me. I get no points or price cuts or anything from Panasonic – they don’t even know I exist afaik.
This is my second serious Panasonic camera (my other is a G3) and I have only good things to say about their cameras. And on that camera I also have a Leica lens. And I love Leica lenses . . . to bad I’m not rich enough to afford more of them 🙂