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Shooting Birds In Flight!!

Im not very experienced in shooting birds at flight, however it is my intention to share what i have learned in the past few years.

— Keep the camera in aperture priority mode…

— Set the camera to focus continously

— Set the camera to burst mode

— I mostly set the metering to spot, so that the camera perfectly exposes the bird.

— Try to keep a minimum shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second or faster.

1. Resting

Heron 1

I took this image at K. Maafushi, Taken with a tamron 70-300mm at 300mm @ f8.

2. Ready To Take Off..

A few seconds later it was ready to take off…!

Kaafu Atoll..Maafushi During....14-16th April 2011

3. Off & Away

Kaafu Atoll..Maafushi During....14-16th April 2011

4. Heron In Flight

(C)Mohamed Malik

This image was taken in R. Inguraidhoo..

5. In Flight

(C)Mohamed Malik

This image was taken i R. Inguraidhoo


6 . Break Fast

Mohamed Malik

This image is probably the best image of a Heron that i can taken, it was taken In K. Himmafushi, it was trying to eat the fish…! however i was near the beach and i realised that i was too far away from it. But it was high tide….but i took the risk and went to the sea and tried to move closer and closer to it slowly, in the mean time i kept the camera high, when i reached this distance the water level was near my chest. And it was too risky to take the shot at my eye level, this is went the Nikon D5100 swivel screen came in handy, i switched to live view and took a few shots and it was perfect.

7. Resting In The Tree

Heron 8

I was as near as 10m from this Heron, which didn’t care or bother about my presence. Taken At K. Gulhi

8. Off

Heron 11

I really like how this one turned out..! Taken At Inguraidhoo

My Best Landscape Images

I have been practicing nature photography since the year 2010, during this time I have learned a lot and captured some good images. However the lack of transportation has held me back in recent times, working in the field of education has restrained me on several occasions, however these 10 images are my best so far.

(C)Mohamed Malik
This image was captured in Haa Dhaal Kulhudufushi, on 17th Nov 2010. It was an extremely sunny day and it was low tide, which created wonderful reflections in the shallow water.
On shore wreckage

This was taken in my native island Inguraidhoo, I always wanted to capture a picture with this abandoned boat, however I was waiting for the right time. I work up in the morning and saw the sky and went back into my room took my Nikon D7000 + 18-105mm lens and circular polarizer filter and went out to the beach side, after capturing many nice images, I finally came to this location. To darken the sky and to make the colours more visible I used a polarizer filter. 11th September 2012
Inguraidhoo Beach Side

This is one of the most favourite images till date, the sky was very beautiful and the sun was shining. I created this image using my Nikon D7000 & 18-105mm lens @ F8. To get better colours saturation and contrast I used a polarizer filter.
Boat in the Beach

This image was taken In R. Rasgetheem, to capture this image I took the image from a lower angel which created a much better perspective, I love how this image turned out.
Off To Fishing

Visit To Angolitheem & Vaadhoo
This image was captured during a visit to R. Angolhitheem I only stayed for about an hour, however I was able to get this shot, as they were leaving for fishing. In order to make the sky a bit darker I used a polarizer filter.
The Coral Reef


To make the sea and the corals more visible I had to use the polarizer filter at its maximum setting. However I am very pleased with this image.
Kottaru Raa Atoll, Maldives, Northern Province

This was taken during a picnic to kottafaru, I loved how this image turned out to be, and in the meantime it was a very very beautiful day with extremely sunny skies and beautiful cloud formations.
Blues At Kottafaru

This image has again been captured at Kottafaru
The Beach, the Lagoon & the Deep Sea & Islands


This image has again been captured at Kottafaru
The Garden Reef
Mohamed Malik 2012
This image has been captured while traveling from Dhigali to Inguraidhoo, I asked the person who was captioning the small boat to travel as near as the reef as possible, cause I didn’t want to include any deep sea regions in this image, to make the corals more visible I used a polarizer filter.

At the moment I do not have enough web space to upload HQ images, I will upload as soon as a upgrade my server.