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Apr 14, 2019 09:18 |  #16501

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This is a very cool looking shot. All the color really makes this an appealing shot.

Thanks, Mike !




  
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Apr 17, 2019 22:10 |  #16503

Double trouble :evil:

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Apr 18, 2019 09:21 |  #16504

This is known as the "Sunfly".

I think it was injured in some way as it didn't seem to be moving very well, so perhaps a predator had done some damage before I found it.


I moved it to some small flowers afterwards from the side of the pond - maybe some pollen or nectar would help it I figured.

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Apr 19, 2019 21:29 |  #16505

Paul Iddon wrote in post #18847501 (external link)
This is known as the "Sunfly".

I think it was injured in some way as it didn't seem to be moving very well, so perhaps a predator had done some damage before I found it.


I moved it to some small flowers afterwards from the side of the pond - maybe some pollen or nectar would help it I figured.


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Wow! Nice work!!




  
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May 07, 2019 23:10 |  #16506

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May 08, 2019 09:46 |  #16507

Wow, there are some amazing pictures posted here lately. I love it.

General question for anyone doing action photography - what focusing modes do you use? I sometimes takes pictures at my kids' soccer games, and I don't know if it's that 3rd graders move faster than 1st graders, or the fields are bigger, or what, but I feel like it misses focus more often than I would like. But maybe it's me! Last Saturday was very muddy, which made for questionable soccer but occasionally glorious pictures. And compared to when I was using the Canon T1i with 55-250mm lens, I can't complain about having 1/3rd acceptable enough to send out to the team. But can I do better? I've been using zone focusing so I can switch left, center, right; one-shot mode not AIFocus or AIServer; and back button focus. Is there a "best practice"?


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May 08, 2019 20:39 |  #16508

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Wow, there are some amazing pictures posted here lately. I love it.

Last Saturday was very muddy, which made for questionable soccer but occasionally glorious pictures. And compared to when I was using the Canon T1i with 55-250mm lens, I can't complain about having 1/3rd acceptable enough to send out to the team. But can I do better? I've been using zone focusing so I can switch left, center, right; one-shot mode not AIFocus or AIServer; and back button focus. Is there a "best practice"?
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Looks like you nailed the focus on that shot at least, very sharp. I don't do much action, I've done flocks of birds a few times. I used the zone AF, selecting the big clump of focus points in the center, plus AI Servo so the camera would stay with the birds while they flew. Any reason you don't use AI Servo? It should track your subject, although not sure how it works in combination with back button focus. I also set the Drive Mode to continuous.


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May 09, 2019 21:49 as a reply to  @ patrick j's post |  #16509

Thanks! You're right, I should give AIServo another try, ideally sometime when I have more time to fiddle around.

Here's an example where I just don't know if the camera could make the right (IMO) decision. I'd want it to be focusing on my daughter in the braid & colorful striped socks. But to be fair, that's a hard environment! I could be wrong, but I'd think in this case the only answer would be single-point AF, but I haven't been using that because these kids move too darn fast. ;-)a I feel like I'm doing good just to say "OK, they're running left... okay now, they're running right", which is what the zones gives me.

Thinking about it, I don't really have a lot of time to focus-and-recompose, so maybe I should go back to regular shutter=focus like normal?


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May 10, 2019 10:35 |  #16510

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Thanks! You're right, I should give AIServo another try, ideally sometime when I have more time to fiddle around.

Here's an example where I just don't know if the camera could make the right (IMO) decision. I'd want it to be focusing on my daughter in the braid & colorful striped socks. But to be fair, that's a hard environment! I could be wrong, but I'd think in this case the only answer would be single-point AF, but I haven't been using that because these kids move too darn fast. ;-)a I feel like I'm doing good just to say "OK, they're running left... okay now, they're running right", which is what the zones gives me.

Thinking about it, I don't really have a lot of time to focus-and-recompose, so maybe I should go back to regular shutter=focus like normal?
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IMO you really need to use AI servo. Also, use the smallest zone that works. When using zone the camera usually focuses on what it thinks is the closest object covered by the zone. In the above picture the red sleeve is much sharper than your daughter.

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May 10, 2019 11:33 as a reply to  @ RodS57's post |  #16511

OK, I'll give AI Servo a try again.

I'm not sure about "smallest zone that works" though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 70D only has 3 options: single-point AF, 5 zones (top, bottom, left, center, right), and overall.

BTW to an earlier comment - yes, I'm using continuous drive. Low-speed for birds, high-speed for soccer games. That's how I end up with 1000 pictures from a 1 hour game. ;-)a I should probably be happy with 1/3rd tolerable enough to keep, that would have been amazing back on my original DSLR (Canon T1i). It's just frustrating when there are times I can tell the action was great but the focus is off somewhere.

(Looking at my rejects, the other lesson learned may be, "have your kid wear red & white striped socks if you want them to show up prominently in photos"!)




  
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May 10, 2019 20:53 |  #16512

And hold the back button down all the time when in AI Servo mode.


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May 10, 2019 21:09 |  #16513

mhannemann wrote in post #18859347 (external link)
OK, I'll give AI Servo a try again.

I'm not sure about "smallest zone that works" though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but 70D only has 3 options: single-point AF, 5 zones (top, bottom, left, center, right), and overall.

BTW to an earlier comment - yes, I'm using continuous drive. Low-speed for birds, high-speed for soccer games. That's how I end up with 1000 pictures from a 1 hour game. ;-)a I should probably be happy with 1/3rd tolerable enough to keep, that would have been amazing back on my original DSLR (Canon T1i). It's just frustrating when there are times I can tell the action was great but the focus is off somewhere.

(Looking at my rejects, the other lesson learned may be, "have your kid wear red & white striped socks if you want them to show up prominently in photos"!)

I don't have a 70D so had to search a bit. Lookes like you have a block of 9 points in the centre so I'd try that.
In the end one shot focus is just that: the camera focuses and holds that focus point in space as long as you hold whatever button you use to focus. Not good for a moving target that you want to track.

Ok, one shot focus - you acquire and hold focus on your daughter at 20 feet. She moves another five feet and you track her but you do not release and repress the focus button so focus is still locked at 20 feet not the 25 foot position she now occupies so blurry shots.

Continuous shooting is not the same as continuous focus.

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May 10, 2019 21:10 |  #16514

Browsing B&H Photo today and saw that the 7DII is discontinued. 7DIII on the way.


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May 11, 2019 00:17 |  #16515

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