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My fortunate frame of the day
Lens: dfa 150-450+1.4 hd tc Camera: k-3 Photo Location: so cal ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/160s Aperture: F14 
Posted By: pichaser, 06-20-2018, 05:19 PM

Setting this up correctly is beyond my ability .

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06-20-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nice bird, however it seems the focus may be slightly off?
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Composition, color and exposure are pretty good. But to have a cleaner image your shutter speed needs to be a closer match to your focal length. Your focal length is 640 mm. Shutter speed is 1/160. Bring your shutter speed up to 1/640 and aperture from f/14 down to F/8 or f/5.6. Do what you can to keep focal length and shutter speed as equal as possible. It's a beautiful bird by the way. Keep at it.
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Composition, color and exposure are pretty good. But to have a cleaner image your shutter speed needs to be a closer match to your focal length. Your focal length is 640 mm. Shutter speed is 1/160. Bring your shutter speed up to 1/640 and aperture from f/14 down to F/8 or f/5.6. Do what you can to keep focal length and shutter speed as equal as possible. It's a beautiful bird by the way. Keep at it.
Pardon my ignorance, how does shutter speed result in a cleaner image? Opening the aperture reduces the depth of focus(field).

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Pardon my ignorance, how does shutter speed result in a cleaner image? Opening the aperture reduces the depth of focus(field).
A general rule of thumb since time began. Shutter speed should be equal to or greater than focal length of lens. More important than increasing DOF with small aperture. Also the farther away you are from the subject the greater your DOF is. Shooting a bird at a distance "generally" does not require an aperture smaller than f/8. Always exceptions to the rules but following the rules is a good place to start.
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Setting this up correctly is beyond my ability .
It seems abit soft alright so I shall search my storage for a better example .
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