I have wanted to shoot some bird action shots for a while and below are some from my first attempt. Shooting this type of subject requires a high shutter speed, typically 1/2500th of a second or faster and to achieve this it needs to be a fairly bright day. I got the shutter speeds but the ISO was too high to get high quality images, at times the ISO hit over 10,000. This high ISO value unfortunately add an amount of grain which additionally tends to soften the images. I managed a few ‘keepers’ but none that I would call ‘competition standard’ so need to try again on a brighter day – if we get one!