I've been doing BIF for a little while (formerly on a 1D3, now with the 7D---always with the 400 5.6L). I'm trying to get better, of course, and would appreciate any C&C you can offer. I feel like I've mastered the basics, and now my images are plateauing---I'm amazed at some of the pics I see on this site and want to figure out what it is I'm missing.
Rather than showing you one of my processed images, I've decided to just give it to you straight---this is right out of the camera, RAW converted to JPG with no sharpening, contrast or anything whatsoever. Once processed and sharpened, etc, it looks ok to me (not incredible, but about as good as my images get)---especially once it's been scaled down some. (Perhaps I'll post that version too). But I'm wondering how I can get better RAW images to begin with.
Camera Mode: Manual (always; so no exposure comp)
AI Servo mode (slow)
1/2000 sec (and this was a large, slow-moving bird)
I got several pics of this bird before this one, so the AF tracking had more than ample time to acquire the target---which was the bird's eye, though stopped down to f/8, I figured it would be depth-forgiving anyway.
I did MFA the 400L, but if you think there are focus-issues, please let me know! I'm willing to start over again.
EDIT: I'm cropping the RAW so it's not so massive (no need for all that sky!) Sorry for that.
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