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Apr 09, 2011 14:10 |  #1

Wanted to know how to imrove. Was taken at 1/1600sec F/8 with spot metering with a tamron 300mm and a Keno 1.4 TC:)


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Apr 09, 2011 14:27 |  #2

Just looked at it and figured out i should put the pic with it. lol:oops:


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Apr 09, 2011 14:36 |  #3

I usually shoot bif shots with a EF 100-400mm L IS, f/8, spot metering, AI Servo, High Speed Continuous shooting, and the lens IS is set to 2 which is for Panning.

The trick is keeping the exposure right on the fly which is extremely difficult as you're panning along with the bird, especially when the background changes.
What I usually do first is adjust my shutter speed according to the area I hope to capture the bird in flight and hope the lighting doesn't change drastically due to clouds or something else. If it's only a slight change I can correct that easily enough in PP.

On Edit: I see the picture no.

Looks under exposed and OOF. Otherwise nice catch.


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Apr 09, 2011 14:43 |  #4

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D
Image Date: 2011-04-06 18:05:41 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 420.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 1000
Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined

This is the Exif data for your picture. You're starting out like I did and probably many others have also. However, you might find out like I did that using AV or or TV priority aren't the best options. Try to get used to shooting in full (M)anual and work the dials as you go, or like I described above preset your shutter speed.
You might miss some shots, but those that you do capture will be better.


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Apr 09, 2011 15:10 |  #5

Thank you i will have to go to the lake, and try that. i Get tired of shooting geese but that is the only thing here spring and green grass and song birds are slow coming.


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Apr 09, 2011 15:45 as a reply to  @ titan1109's post |  #6

Settings is not everything. You need to get the light right for the killer shots!

Get out to the lake early in the morning (i.e. sunrise) on a clear day. Shoot with the morning sun in your back and you'll see it will make wonders for your shots.




  
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Apr 09, 2011 15:54 |  #7

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Thank you i will have to go to the lake, and try that. i Get tired of shooting geese but that is the only thing here spring and green grass and song birds are slow coming.

There's nothing wrong with shooting Geese even if you do it quite often.
I shoot various species of birds, but the most common for me to shot are either Osprey or Egrets which are a dime a dozen. But I don't let that stop me. No two pictures will ever be the same.

Geese are great birds to shoot in flight and are a good bird to practice on. Then you can move onto harder faster moving birds, many of which I still have a tough time of, or haven't got a nice bif shot of yet.
Barn or Tree Swallows come to mind!
And until last summer I kept missing my chances at capturing a Kingfisher in flight. I got "Lucky" when I finally did.

It hard especially when you could swear they are rocket propelled. ;)

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Apr 09, 2011 16:13 |  #8

fredrikb81 wrote in post #12190395 (external link)
Settings is not everything. You need to get the light right for the killer shots!

Get out to the lake early in the morning (i.e. sunrise) on a clear day. Shoot with the morning sun in your back and you'll see it will make wonders for your shots.

Good Point! The Golden Hour! Morning or Evening.
For some people that's not always possible, or might be out there for more than just that hour. A CPL filter can help also when the Sun is higher in the sky.


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Apr 09, 2011 16:32 |  #9

Come this summer I live in the country on 5 acres and we will have 200 swallows and martins flying around us, when we mow the yard i always have to duck so they dont fly into us on the mower.lol


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Apr 09, 2011 17:13 |  #10

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It hard especially when you could swear they are rocket propelled. ;)
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Apr 09, 2011 19:31 |  #11

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Just looked at it and figured out i should put the pic with it. lol:oops:
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The background is much brighter than the subject. If you shoot in Av mode, crank up the Exposure Compensation to at least +2/3 to +1 should able expose the geese properly.


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Apr 10, 2011 06:25 |  #12

tkerr wrote in post #12190112 (external link)
Looks under exposed

tkerr wrote in post #12190132 (external link)
Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV

I suspect that using 1/3 stop underexposure may have contributed to that.


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Apr 14, 2011 11:53 |  #13

fredrikb81 wrote in post #12190395 (external link)
Settings is not everything. You need to get the light right for the killer shots!

Get out to the lake early in the morning (i.e. sunrise) on a clear day. Shoot with the morning sun in your back and you'll see it will make wonders for your shots.

Worth repeating, I think.

Early evening can also be good.


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