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Mar 01, 2009 01:27 |  #1

Hello all,

I don't post in here often, because I just can't get the pictures you all get....yet!

Here are a couple of shots of a Burrowing Owl. I hope you enjoy, and I always like to here what you think.

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Mar 01, 2009 05:46 |  #2

They look a little soft. Hand held? I would suggest using Av Mode instead of Manual, and AI Servo. And for sure use a tripod. :)

But, Burrowing Owls are pretty much tied to the burrow, so you can go back and get more practice. :)


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Mar 01, 2009 06:55 |  #3

canonloader wrote in post #7429773 (external link)
They look a little soft. Hand held? I would suggest using Av Mode instead of Manual, and AI Servo. And for sure use a tripod. :)

But, Burrowing Owls are pretty much tied to the burrow, so you can go back and get more practice. :)


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Mar 01, 2009 07:03 |  #4

Great shots. love seeing birds from other places


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Mar 01, 2009 14:09 |  #5

canonloader wrote in post #7429773 (external link)
They look a little soft. Hand held? I would suggest using Av Mode instead of Manual, and AI Servo. And for sure use a tripod. :)

But, Burrowing Owls are pretty much tied to the burrow, so you can go back and get more practice. :)


Mitch, thank you for the suggestions. Can I ask why you would use AV instead of Manual? And I think I may have had it on Servo for these, not sure. I was between one shot and servo all day.


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Mar 01, 2009 14:16 |  #6

Well done Brandon...I didn't realize that they have such green eyes


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Mar 01, 2009 14:35 |  #7

Can I ask why you would use AV instead of Manual?

Because Av Mode is just one step away from Manual anyway, but when shooting birds, for the most part, they flit around with constantly changing light and backgrounds. The camera chip can adjust for that far faster than I ever could, and do it better.


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Mar 01, 2009 15:19 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #8

Agree with what Mitch said, I mostly us AV mode for birds, switching to manual for the lions share of my in-flight shots. I see you used f/2.8 for these. Stopping it down would give you more DOF, which would bring more of the owl into focus. Just a suggestion, but seems to work for me.


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Mar 01, 2009 15:55 |  #9

Nice shots even with the narrow DOF. Beautiful eyes on this bird.


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Mar 01, 2009 16:21 as a reply to  @ jgrussell's post |  #10

Nice DOF!!!!!


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Mar 01, 2009 18:00 |  #11

Shallow DOF not withstanding, you caught a very pretty Owl.


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Mar 01, 2009 20:13 |  #12

Nice capture!

canonloader wrote in post #7431966 (external link)
Because Av Mode is just one step away from Manual anyway, but when shooting birds, for the most part, they flit around with constantly changing light and backgrounds. The camera chip can adjust for that far faster than I ever could, and do it better.

I am still new at bird photography, so forgive this if a silly question, but I have been using Tv thinking with the birds moving around a lot I would have better control trying to stop the action. Am I wrong for thinking this way?

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Mar 01, 2009 20:31 |  #13

Very nice shots, keep shooting.


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Mar 02, 2009 00:06 |  #14

jgrussell wrote in post #7432472 (external link)
Nice shots even with the narrow DOF. Beautiful eyes on this bird.

Thanks for looking

edgar-Junior wrote in post #7432648 (external link)
Nice DOF!!!!!

Thanks again

patlannon wrote in post #7433293 (external link)
Shallow DOF not withstanding, you caught a very pretty Owl.

Thanks for looking

woody64 wrote in post #7434259 (external link)
Very nice shots, keep shooting.

Thank you, I will for sure.


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Mar 02, 2009 03:44 |  #15

I have been using Tv thinking with the birds moving around a lot I would have better control trying to stop the action.

Tv Mode adjusts the aperture, while Av Mode adjusts the shutter speed, both depending on the amount of light coming through the lens. My rational is that I can live with the shutter speed changing, cause I know in the light I am shooting in, it won't go too low. I don't like the camera having control over the aperture though, because that will affect the look of the final shot, background bokeh, DOF and so on. My way of thinking, that's too much control to turn over to a dumb chip in the camera. I want to control the bokeh and DOF. :)


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