I have been trying to film the swallows drinking in mid air (kind of skimming over the water. Thing is I thought I would need a fast shutter speed. So I chose 1/1000. I know lifelike film is around 1/50th but these guys move so quick it would all be blur
Any tips on what would have been better. If I were there again (or they had hung around) I would have tried 1/500th and lowered the iso .. this was at iso 800...but that is just hunch. What shutter should you use on very fast little birds? I use 1//60th for birds and wildlife nearer by but what should I chose for this type of shot.
Here is what I got. Its "ok" (caught the moment and all that) but advice gladly excepted...After all its a learning curve..
swallows drinking amazing slow motion footage.mp4 - YouTube