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07-04-2011, 05:48 PM   #16
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try this link
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07-05-2011, 05:26 AM   #17
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Thanks for the link and the tips. Great thing about digital is I can take lots and lots of pictures until I get it right.

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Not the best of lighting etc. but I've been studying what the camera is doing in automatic and I think I understand now. Thanks again everyone.

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You have already plenty of good tech advice...

...otherwise I see two problems.

1. A busy distracting background - tone it down a bit to bring the subject forward. No one better understands than I how sometimes you just have to take what nature gives you but then that's what PP is for.


2. Plumage is too muddy. A good bird pic lives or dies on how well it reveals the details of plumage. A bit of PP goes a long way here also.

All in all a credible beginning however - you should see some of my first pics!

Take your time and think about what you are doing - there is no royal road to good bird pics.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobva Quote
Im not trying to hjack or anything..... But how did you come up with the speed & ISO the OP is using.
I do see Ash asked for the EXIF intact but where did you find it?
There are also free plugins you can get like Exif Viewer, a right click and the info window pops up.
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Try Shutter priority if you use the auto functions and set ito to 200 or above. That's what I use regularly for anything above 85mm because my hands are too shaky.

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