I admit it, I am rubbish at panning, which is capturing a moving object. In my case I just clarify that I am rubbish at keeping said moving object in focus; I can do blurry motion pictures really well, so well that nothing remains in focus! For most of Sunday I tried to capture the birds to come into our garden in mid flight, especially as the grackle’s were very accommodating in swooping in slow and low. However, non of those photos turned out; lots of black blurred objects that can just about be identified as flying birds. I have received some great advise from another blogging friend of mine who manages to photograph the most fantastic shots of puffins, terns and other birds in flight, as can be seen on this post of his. So I will keep on trying, but I fear this is one thing I might just have to accept that I am useless at it.
The best shot from my Sunday try out is this plane crossing the sky above our houses.