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Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird

Discussion in 'Birds' started by misupix, May 6, 2007.

  1. Got another visit from our neighbors:

    Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird

    Here's the male watching the area.
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    And here's the female (Boss) shopping for lunch.
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    It pays off, to always have the gear ready...:Crunk:

    Unfortunately I always battle with low light :redface: Using the AF-S 300 f4 with the 1.4xTC leaves me with ISO400, 1/250 @f8 (stopped down one stop for sharpness).

    Don't know how to improve here? :Confused:
    BTW: Don't recommend a faster lens, it's no option discussing this with my Boss at the moment :Crunk:

    Thanks for looking, C&C always welcome.​
  2. Nice posing :smile:

    Same problems here. If you got away with ISO400 I'd say you were on the lucky side. Some of my bird shots were at ISO1600 for similar reasons, that is stopped down to f/8 or f/11 to get decent sharpness at 400mm.

    The bad thing is that once you have enough light (=sun), the dynamic range gets too big for most of the birds with white feathers, so problems everywhere.... :wink:

    Shooting RAW and trying to get the most of the data is what I'm trying to do.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I sure like your black birds. Much more attractive than ours.
    Nice shots
  4. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Honestly if you are getting results as good as this I wouldn't worry about what the settings were. These look great on my monitor! If you want to add a little more "pop" to the birds a small amount of fill flash will do the trick.
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