Chaffinches are usually quite common in a variety of habitats and, because their principal food is seeds from various plants and weeds, they are often found at ground level. They also feed on insects in summer months, and they do sometimes perch higher up all year round. When one does so, a good flight shot of a bird leaving the same perch is sometimes possible if it flies off in exactly a parallel plane, but the lens focus should be the same as for the perched bird and fixed on that manually. As usual, a fast shutter speed is necessary for this as well.

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