You’ll be demonstrating your panning technique in this contest, as your image may well depend on this. A bird reserve is the obvious place to head for, but if you aren’t close to one, a local park or even your back garden have potential for great shots. Spend time with your subject and get to know their behaviour. Pin sharp shots are the norm, but why not also drop your ISO, increase the length of your shutter speed and attempt some creative blur or intentional camera movement? The movement of birds’ wings, especially a mass of them captured within a frame, have excellent potential for captivating abstracts.
This Premium Contest is worth 3x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.
This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.