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Dec 16, 2018 19:23 |  #31771

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Dec 16, 2018 20:13 |  #31772

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18771775 (external link)
I get this quite a lot. In my case it always seems to be due to the bird moving its head and the shutter speed being not quite fast enough. You'd think that 1/2500 would be enough to freeze everything though. Then again, I often find myself thinking that maybe my teleconverter needs higher shutter speeds because it magnifies tiny movements that I wouldn't notice without it. Birds heads seem hardly ever to be still, the problem being worst with the small ones.

The other possibility is that it's just a DoF issue. You're probably already way ahead of me here, but I find that the closer I am to a bird with my 100-400, or the closer a TC appears to get me, the narrower the DoF becomes. Here the bird's streaked upper breast seems softer than the barred belly and that might be because the breast and head are nearer the lens. It could be an MFA issue, but where was your point of focus?

Just a couple of thoughts from someone who doesn't really know anything much.

I agree with Jack, one thing is I would recommend is don’t change your setup for one image. Medicine Man, all your images have been exceptionally sharp and clear. I would have to see more of a trend before I would start messing with the micro adjustments.


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Dec 16, 2018 20:32 |  #31773

Winter black-capped chickadee

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Dec 16, 2018 20:34 |  #31774

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Dec 16, 2018 21:09 |  #31775

Wcube wrote in post #18772218 (external link)
I agree with Jack, one thing is I would recommend is don’t change your setup for one image. Medicine Man, all your images have been exceptionally sharp and clear. I would have to see more of a trend before I would start messing with the micro adjustments.

Thanks Wallace. It's the one thing I really don't enjoy with a dslr :(


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Dec 16, 2018 21:26 |  #31776

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Dec 16, 2018 21:27 |  #31777

shooz wrote in post #18769495 (external link)
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Dec 16, 2018 21:29 |  #31778

Brilliant job here!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:30 |  #31779

Bravo!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:32 |  #31780

Tom in Arizona wrote in post #18769718 (external link)
Verdin...one of the most elusive little critters I've ever managed to photograph. :-)


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Nice!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:36 |  #31781

robamy wrote in post #18769952 (external link)
This burrowing owl has the recessive brown eye gene.

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Dec 16, 2018 21:39 |  #31782

Trik wrote in post #18770176 (external link)
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Talk about a well put together photograph!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:41 |  #31783

See! I told you it was a wig!!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:46 |  #31784

Tom in Arizona wrote in post #18770979 (external link)
Common little House Sparrow in late afternoon light...


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Nailed it!


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Dec 16, 2018 21:48 |  #31785

Great light with this one


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