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Old Oct 4, 2016, 8:56 PM   #11
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Well Jack I think your depth of field is perfect. After looking more closely at the group shot I see they are all in focus. The foreground grass throws it off a bit. You have the deer in focus and everything else out of focus. A cactus is what, a foot deep? Not a great challenge to have it in focus and the background all blurry. More difficult with the depth of a few elk. You did a pretty good job.
Thank you Bynx. Getting the right depth of field of that group of elk wasn't easy with a 150-600mm lens. Regardless, as for Wingman, negative critiques is appreciated as I learn from them.
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Old Oct 12, 2016, 7:15 PM   #12
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Jack, I think the DoF is not an issue for me so much as the images look a little blurry--perhaps the result of camera shake? With a lens with a focal length of 600mm (max), you either need a very steady hand or use a tripod or use a high shutter speed even with some kind of vibration control. What shutter speed were you using (sorry, I can't see the Exif)? Also were these take hand held?

I must admit that I am a sharpness freak and admit that my criteria for a sharp image borders on lunacy! Not just to be sharp, but to not be over sharpened where halos and pixilation become visible. In any event, I am glad to hear that you are looking at my feedback in the constructive spirit it is offered...since you posted this in the Photo Critique thread, I presumed you were looking for a critique.

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Jack, I think the DoF is not an issue for me so much as the images look a little blurry--perhaps the result of camera shake? With a lens with a focal length of 600mm (max), you either need a very steady hand or use a tripod or use a high shutter speed even with some kind of vibration control. What shutter speed were you using (sorry, I can't see the Exif)? Also were these take hand held?

I must admit that I am a sharpness freak and admit that my criteria for a sharp image borders on lunacy! Not just to be sharp, but to not be over sharpened where halos and pixilation become visible. In any event, I am glad to hear that you are looking at my feedback in the constructive spirit it is offered...since you posted this in the Photo Critique thread, I presumed you were looking for a critique.

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Yes I was hand holding. Could be two other factors too, such as maybe should have been f/8 instead of f/6.3 and too high of ISO at 1600? It was a overcast day was why I bumped up the ISO.
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If you would had gotten closer to him, then you wouldn't have had to crop plus you could have removed the grass from is antlers.
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If you would had gotten closer to him, then you wouldn't have had to crop plus you could have removed the grass from is antlers.
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Why would I remove the grass from the antlers... this is the rutting season and shows the nature of it.
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If you would had gotten closer to him, then you wouldn't have had to crop
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Uh.. with a wild raging bull in heat, I don't think that would have been a good idea getting closer! That is what I have the 160-600mm for.
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I prefer the cropped version.

Regarding the comment about it being a bit blurry, the nose seems to be sharper than the eyes; any picture that shows the subject's eyes should have them in sharpest focus.
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I like both, I prefer the original if having to choose but I don't think you have to do keep them both. Liking the group shot too nice work and agree about keeping distance lol.
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