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Old Mar 16, 2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default just a couple from todays 1,294

Wanted to see how many shots I could get on a fully charged battery. The answer, 1,294 in about one and a half hours. Lots of splashes and lots of 1/2 fish. Got about 85 keepers today.
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These are all nice pictures, despite the camera shake and lack of perfect panning. They would be better with better technique

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Thanks for the input Dave. I was shooting over a chain link fence with the camera supported by one of the post. No room to set up my tripod and my monopod is just a little to short to shoot over the fence. What would you suggest to help with camera shake. When shooting these I had to do a lot of anticipating when the fish would jump. Pretty hard to move as the fish were jumping so I just held on some of the more productive areas and anticipated the fishes arrival. I then used cropping to try to better center the "catch". Any suggestions on improving that technique?
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Thanks for the input Dave. I was shooting over a chain link fence with the camera supported by one of the post. No room to set up my tripod and my monopod is just a little to short to shoot over the fence. What would you suggest to help with camera shake. When shooting these I had to do a lot of anticipating when the fish would jump. Pretty hard to move as the fish were jumping so I just held on some of the more productive areas and anticipated the fishes arrival. I then used cropping to try to better center the "catch". Any suggestions on improving that technique?
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I can't see EXIF data in these shot. One way of negating camera shake would be a higher speed - At least 1/500.

Did your support feel solid?

Note my remark on panning. How heavy was this lens? I ask because apparently physcial limitations prevented panning - Again, only speed can overcome that. Heck, up the ISO and see what you get.

When I purchased my present walking around lens, it was at first to heavy to shoot handheld. After a month of steady shooting, not a problem.

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Dave,
The shot was at f 4.5, 1/1250, ISO-100, 80 mm.
If I'm understanding your advice I should move the ISO up? As well as work on keeping the camera steady?
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The shot was at f 4.5, 1/1250, ISO-100, 80 mm.
If I'm understanding your advice I should move the ISO up? As well as work on keeping the camera steady?
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1/1250 is more than enough! There's something else going on here that you and I are missing.

Looking at the images again, hard to tell if you're in focus. Certainly the bottom water is in focus, hard to tell about the rest. Perhaps it's a focus problem? Would you try an experiment and use manual focus on a few shots in that location?

I've also shot fish, but not shots of them moving, rather jumping.

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Err, just how close a crop are these images?

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Dave, I'll attach the original pic of the first fish before I cropped it. Both pictures were shrunk to fit the forum requirements.
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I should have asked this question first...

The picture is croped beyond the ability of the lens to resolve detail. It's also a bit to light. Otherwise, it's ok...

I just did a quick darkening, probably shifted the colors - But you get the idea.




Here's one of my fish shots




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Dave, So my problem was I should have zoomed in a little more or cropped a little less? I'm still learning about this whole digital editing, and it's limits. I like your shot, good timing.
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Dave, So my problem was I should have zoomed in a little more or cropped a little less? I'm still learning about this whole digital editing, and it's limits. I like your shot, good timing.
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All of our machines, have images which can be blown up, just so much and no further. Many factors figure into this. Quality of the lens, quality of the image. A perfect image, can of course be blown up more than a bad one. But in essence this is the story on this shot. It might suffer from small focus or shaking problems - Doesn't matter, any image blown up to far is going to look perculiar.

My bad for being so stupid as to not ask this question in the first place.

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