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02-24-2014, 05:24 AM - 2 Likes   #1696
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Taken with the 55-300mm in TAv mode. Note the ISO values (1000 for the first photo and 1250 for the second one).

02-26-2014, 08:38 AM   #1697
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Help please!

I dont know why all images taken from my camera are highly pixilated! I have tried auto settings, changing lenses, changing image size etc.. Can someone please advise!
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02-26-2014, 08:52 AM   #1698
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QuoteOriginally posted by sleepingtiger Quote
I dont know why all images taken from my camera are highly pixilated! I have tried auto settings, changing lenses, changing image size etc.. Can someone please advise!
Your photo isn't pixellated - it was shot using ISO 6400 which is giving you all the noise. You could and should have used something low like ISO 100.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sleepingtiger Quote
I dont know why all images taken from my camera are highly pixilated! I have tried auto settings, changing lenses, changing image size etc.. Can someone please advise!
Have you tried to change the ISO value? try to shoot a photo with ISO 200 and check if it is pixilated as well

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Photo taken on January 10th. Well it isn't one of the Great Lakes! I agree with the others. Your camera is using a manual ISO that is at least 4 stops too fast for the light in this scene. Either switch to a wider auto-ISO or manually set ISO to 200. See page 85 in your manual.
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Thank you! i took it for granted as i had kept camera on auto and thought it would self adjust...

Is it possible in settings that i have forced set on single ISO?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sleepingtiger Quote
Thank you! i took it for granted as i had kept camera on auto and thought it would self adjust...

Is it possible in settings that i have forced set on single ISO?

Again Thank you All!!
Yes you have to press the button that says ISO and change the value with the rear wheel (the one that is above the AF button)
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I guess maybe it's time to post another shot or two here...

foggy morning a few days ago with a lot of mist, Bluejay landed on my feeder for a few minutes. Had to use flash, not enough light without it..



The lake an hour earlier



Red Bellied Woodpecker ( male ) a week or so ago



The female a month ago or more

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Those are great, Billy. I've yet to be successful in getting a Jay; they seem to be quite skittish around here
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Those are great, Billy. I've yet to be successful in getting a Jay; they seem to be quite skittish around here
Tony - These are pretty skittish too, I have to sit there and wait for a while. They seem to be getting more comfortable with me though, and visit more often lately. That feeder is only 10-12 feet away, and that's closer than a Bluejay will ever let me got in the wild, or a woodpecker of any sort. The Woodpeckers are even harder to get, I have to be already looking through the viewfinder or just over it or they fly away instantly when I move. So I have to sit there and watch for them, camera ready, same for the Bluejays but the jays are a little less picky about me moving once they land.

Oh yeah, if you look at my Flickr page (it's in my signature) I have a bunch more there, and plenty that have never been posted.
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I finally caught a Bluejay. It was my third try of the day; the first two spooked as I approached the window, even though I was trying to sneak up on the window from the corner. I've noticed birds at the feeder can see me inside, even when I move slowly. Still, I got some good ones today with the NEX-5R. I'm going to post them in the "Sony NEX" pictures thread. Here's the Jay, taken with the K-30 + 55-300 WR.

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Tony - Sit there and watch. It takes a while for them to get used to it, but they will finally decide to come eat. I sit about 10 to 12 feet from my feeder. The Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, sparrows and Cardinals didn't take long but the Bluejays and Red Bellied Woodpecker didn't come close for 2 weeks or more. But once they see you (and they will) for a while they should gradually get the idea you're not looking for lunch. Don't move around a lot, no sudden moves, and don't lick your lips. They think that means you're hungry.

Have a place nearby with some shrubs and trees they can scoot to and hide, and a bird bath not far away helps too. Most birds prefer sunflower seeds, the bird seed I get is the one with the most sunflower seeds and I have plenty visitors.
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Frist Bald Eagle this year

I was out golfing with friends trying to reduce my score by skipping holes and shooting birds instead of birdies. I didn't hold up play but did get some shots. This works out great as I have 3 spotters on the lookout for me, someone to talk to and something to do between shots. The birds are used to people and for the most part ignore me. All shots with K30 and DAL 55-300 and shot on the same day and same round of golf. This has been the best round for birds this year

































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