I moved this question from Outdoor topics here to see if i get n response, sorry moderators!
Guys, I'm doing my best to capture Kingfishers entering and exiting water (yes I know, it is slightly difficult). I use a D700 with a 600mm Nikon prime. I'm not sure if my techinique is correct. I have PLENTY of them hovering etc as I have a breading pair of PK's 40m from my house, but the moment they dive I loose them and once I have re-focused on the exit spot they are gone and I'm left with half a wing or a blurred exposure.
Is their a sort of middle road or general guidline for this. I shoot Aperture mode. F stop between 4-8f, iso as high as neccessary to get a very fast SS, normally iso 800-1200 with either Dynamic or single AF point?
Should I improve my technique to follow them in the dive or should I rather determine a spot in the water and wait for the action? I don't know!!!!!