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Crane showing off. 400mm on full-frame, 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 200

A friend suggested to go to Hornborgasjön, a lake located about 2h away from Gothenburg. He mentioned that it's a known spot for migrating cranes. I never shot birds before and don't have the right equipment. My longest lens is an 85mm, definitely not enough for the task. But he let me borrow his professional 70-200mm with a 2x extender and suggested the right camera settings. It was my first time with a long telephoto lens... and I loved it. The world is quite different through a 400mm glass! But capturing the flying birds is so darn difficult. These are some pictures I managed to keep in focus (by sheer luck, mostly).

Landing duck. 400mm on full-frame, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 180

Flying crane. 400mm on full-frame, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 220

Flying swan. 270mm on full-frame, 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 180

Flying crane. 270mm on full-frame, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 400

390mm on full-frame, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 560

200mm on full-frame. 1/4000, f/5.0, ISO 280