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Jan 07, 2017 11:40 |  #1

Another rather shy customer!

I would like to try to brighten the head of the bird and darken the background but I don't know how to do that.


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Jan 09, 2017 14:20 |  #2

nice find- looks a bit like our sora- also shy. well done


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Jan 09, 2017 14:22 |  #3

Great shot of what looks to be a shy bird :)


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Jan 09, 2017 19:11 |  #4

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Jan 10, 2017 04:12 |  #5

Thanks folks.

The depth of field in this shot is crazy shallow - any clues as to how could I have improved that with all that grass in the way?




  
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Jan 10, 2017 13:27 |  #6

Doctor Mabuse wrote in post #18239646 (external link)
Thanks folks.

The depth of field in this shot is crazy shallow - any clues as to how could I have improved that with all that grass in the way?

If the light was as low as I suspect, I doubt you could much. Conventionally you need a narrower aperture, but at f/5.6 you're already at ISO 1600 and only got 1/250th. I'm not sure you could go much narrower than f/6.3. I've sometimes got away with 1/100th but at that speed it's hit and miss and relies on the bird not moving much.


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