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Michael456
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May 27, 2017 12:45 |  #1036

A dragonfly and two mating damselflies. Today was pretty productive, photography-wise :-D

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May 27, 2017 15:16 |  #1037

Well, no BIF shots. But I did find one sitting in a tree. And a cool wildflower. So I guess I'll take it. My bird pics need a lot of work anyway!

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May 27, 2017 15:32 |  #1038

I tried some BIF again today. I changed the Tracking Sensitivity setting to -2 and felt it tracked the birds a bit better that way. I also raised shutter speed to 1/2000 as has been suggested. While I did get some nice shots, I still had lots of photos were nothing was really in focus.
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Basically the whole bird is slightly out of focus. Other shots are nice and sharp, but I feel there are way too many like this one.
I'd like to try without the extender, but the dang birds just won't let me get close enough.
Maybe I should just stick to macro :rolleyes:



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May 28, 2017 04:16 |  #1039

One of the most difficult subjects I've come across to capture well, not just because these housemartins were building their nest high under the eaves of a house, but also because they were so fast! The contrast between black birds and white walls was virtually impossible to manage. What industrious and clever little birds they are, though.

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May 28, 2017 04:19 |  #1040

On the subject of BIFs, this one was taken at 1/1250 and I'm not sure that was really fast enough. They're a lot easier to photograph sitting down, though:-D

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May 28, 2017 06:02 |  #1041

Michael456 wrote in post #18364370 (external link)
I tried some BIF again today. I changed the Tracking Sensitivity setting to -2 and felt it tracked the birds a bit better that way. I also raised shutter speed to 1/2000 as has been suggested. While I did get some nice shots, I still had lots of photos were nothing was really in focus.
One example:
Screen shot from DPP showing the active focus point:


Basically the whole bird is slightly out of focus. Other shots are nice and sharp, but I feel there are way too many like this one.
I'd like to try without the extender, but the dang birds just won't let me get close enough.
Maybe I should just stick to macro :rolleyes:

I don't have the 80D, but can I ask if you can limit the focus dots to the middle box? With the 50D I use the middle dot to keep the tight crops centered, and if I remember correctly the middle dot was supposed to be the most accurate .


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May 28, 2017 06:55 |  #1042

While walking through the park yesterday I saw this little group huddled together.

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May 28, 2017 09:26 |  #1043

Sigma 100-400 C

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May 28, 2017 13:42 as a reply to post 18322805 |  #1044

I'm pretty sure that you know that how to set faster
shutter speed on your camera!


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May 28, 2017 19:28 |  #1045

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May 28, 2017 19:29 |  #1046

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May 28, 2017 20:13 |  #1047

A couple Grand Canyon pictures from earlier this month. Did you find the two people in the first pic?

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May 28, 2017 22:57 |  #1048

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May 28, 2017 23:16 as a reply to Michael456's post |  #1049

Have you tried using a different AF set. I've never liked ALL POINTS. I find expanded group(I believe it's 9 grouped together works more accurately than all points.


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Michael456
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May 29, 2017 00:34 |  #1050

ma11rats wrote in post #18365358 (external link)
Have you tried using a different AF set. I've never liked ALL POINTS. I find expanded group(I believe it's 9 grouped together works more accurately than all points.

Thanks. I'll try that next time and will also try center point only as lijoec suggested. Hope I'll get the hang of this eventually.




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