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Old Apr 17, 2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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My last shot of a Rainbow Lorikeet was slightly out of focus, I hope this one is better. Taken with my K100D and Sigma 70-300mm APO DG out of the window, across and up to the Umbrella tree approximately 40 feet away.
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Old Apr 17, 2007, 11:45 PM   #2
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SLIGHTLY lacking on DOF (if entire bird was the intent, one more or half stop probably would have done it), but VERY nice.

And no offense that can be hard to see in a VF (especially if you don't DOF preview... if time and bright enough) But IF exposure/speed lattitude is avail. one/half stop up from what you apparently see, is a good safety factor.

I'd guess many macro shooters would agree on that too.... unless shooting a VERY flat target.

(Same effect long and short extremes)
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Old Apr 18, 2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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It's a really good shot.

However, shot at f5.6 the lens is wide open at 300mm so the DoF in minimal. In that case, focusing on the eyes is critical. (Believe me, no many almosts when shooting wide open).

The other option is to stop down to f8.0 (my fav aperture) which gives a slighty larger DoF.

Still like the almost dreamy quality of the shot though.

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I like him, you did gooood IMHO.

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