2slo wrote in post #13874821
Well I don't quite know how you've managed it Fee, but you have got better detail when using a TC and at a slower shutter speed. That second shot is really good with the bird standing on one leg and a claw visible from the raised leg. It's not a technique I'd have considered but it worked for you so well done
Thanks for the comment Mark! Hmmmm.... now come to think of it, there might have been some subject motion, that causes the blur, even worse, adding some backfocus on my part too. Or, I better double-check my 20D, maybe it has been reverse-engineered to take sharper image with TC and at slower SS. LOL
CamFan01 wrote in post #13875158
That is one colorful Thrush Fee! I don't know why they stopped at calling it just Orange-headed as it really is Orange-bodied.
I'd have to agree w/the others that the 2nd image is sharper, and I don't think it's just because the subject is closer. The eye and wing feathers look a little soft in the 1st, and the Thrush has a noticeable head lean towards you. In the 2nd the head is straighter, the eye and wing feathers are clearer/sharper, and you were able to record better fine detail in the breast feathers too. Hooray for TCs!
I think you nailed it Steve. The timing on the 1st one probably could be better. As i pressed the button, he might have tilted his head at the same time, and the AI SERVO at that moment might have pushed the subject to the edge of the focus range, to create a mini storm, i.e. blurr image. Let me see if other image in the same series without the TC has better detail.
lhoy wrote in post #13874927
I agree, 2nd shot is WAY more sharp, outstanding work!
Thanks lhoy! I saw we live not terribly far from each other.
jhayesvw wrote in post #13875135
yup great job on the 2nd one especially
Thanks for the comment Jeremy.
I appreciate the kind words Terry.
sparker1 wrote in post #13875499
2nd is a really good shot, Fee. Never heard of that bird.
Thanks Stan. A birding trip like that, gave me pretty much 90% lifers. I was like a kid in the toy store.