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Jul 28, 2009 07:15 |  #1

Hi every morning I have a doe and 2 fawns in my back yard, very close to the house. I have washed a window inside and out and placed my tripod there. I am using a 40d with a 70-200mm is lens. I have been shooting in AV @ 400 iso, 5.6 or so aperature. I am not happy with the results. Any tips here. They are just not crisp and seem to be underexposed a bit.


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Jul 28, 2009 07:21 |  #2

Post a couple here for us to see the problem.


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Jul 28, 2009 08:19 as a reply to  @ scrumpy's post |  #3

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Jul 28, 2009 19:02 |  #4

Besides making sure the window is clean (as you have already done), it is important to make sure that reflection is kept to a minimum. This can be accomplished in part by making sure the lens is as close to the window pane as possible. Get that lens right up against the window glass and you'll minimize some problems.


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Jul 30, 2009 15:19 |  #5

It looks like your focus might be off. This has happened to me when shooting through glass while using AF. Try using manual focus and see if your results are better.

Your best bet is to open the window if possible. Old glass can be distorted. In any case I doubt your window glass will ever match the quality of your lens so some degradation should be expected.


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Aug 16, 2009 10:25 |  #6

I also have this same problem -- I will try the manual next time -- but I also haven't gotten out to clean the windows yet either!


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Aug 22, 2009 09:23 |  #7

From the title I thought you had gutted a deer and taken pictures of the inside of the deer - I am glad that is not the case:-)




  
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Aug 22, 2009 09:30 |  #8

5Dmaniac wrote in post #8503750 (external link)
From the title I thought you had gutted a deer and taken pictures of the inside of the deer - I am glad that is not the case:-)

I thought that also and could not help looking.


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Aug 22, 2009 13:16 |  #9

Have you tried opening your window early (i.e. well before the deer show up)? Then just sit and be ready...

I was kinda hoping for guts too.


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Oct 06, 2009 11:34 as a reply to  @ gecko3s's post |  #10

Just a thought but is your IS turned off?


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Feb 06, 2010 01:54 |  #11

Well.........shooting in AV...with the amount of light showing...it will tend to underexpose
What you didn't state, was what type of metering your doing.....spot...eval.​..full
I'd push for eval at least...due to the drastic change of great light and dark background....and maybe
add 1/3 to 2/3 ev to it.

I'd also try using a Circular Polarize filter to knock the glare down...and if at least place a dark cloth next to the lens on the window.

It also appears that your focal point is slightly behind the deer....check in Canon's software DPP, and see where exactly your focal point is.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 10:57 |  #12

5Dmaniac wrote in post #8503750 (external link)
From the title I thought you had gutted a deer and taken pictures of the inside of the deer - I am glad that is not the case:-)

The title was very interesting! I had to look.



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Feb 06, 2010 22:17 as a reply to  @ Duckhunter250's post |  #13

triphop718 wrote in post #8771426 (external link)
Just a thought but is your IS turned off?

EXIF says 50mm f1.8, so no IS...


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Feb 11, 2010 08:02 |  #14

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Originally Posted by 5Dmaniac
From the title I thought you had gutted a deer and taken pictures of the inside of the deer - I am glad that is not the case

LOL wow i didnt think of it that way but thats funny:)


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Feb 11, 2010 08:19 |  #15

I have a bird feeder outside one of my windows, which is a double pained Anderson on the south side of the house. If sun is shining on the window, any amount of dirt will reduce contrast and produce glare. However, even if the window is shaded, my shots are always soft with the 80-200 f/2.8. I believe that this is because the window glass is not optically flat with parallel surfaces. It's worse when the camera is right against the window. One would expect optical defects to be most prominent then and they are. If I step back, the images are better. However, that goes against the idea of getting closeup images of the birds.

What I do is open the top pane all the way and partially lower the shade, leaving a crack for the lens. I put a piece of plywood in front of the bottom part. It works pretty well. However, sometimes the shutter click will startle the birds. Or if I move my aim.


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