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Old Aug 7, 2006, 6:31 PM   #1
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A few shots of puffins,unfortunately my 300D is rather slow to focus on the small birds in flight using a Simga 70-300 APO
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 6:33 PM   #2
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 6:34 PM   #4
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A few shots of puffins,unfortunately my 300D is rather slow to focus on the small birds in flight using a Simga 70-300 APO
A really great shot of a bird we don't see too often...

May I suggest switching to manual focus when shooting birds in flight? Even with a quick responding lens, I've found manual to be better - Takes getting used to of course...:O

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PS - I only saw the first shot - which is the "worst," a horrible choice of words for such wonderful images from first to last...
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 6:40 PM   #6
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A few shots of puffins,unfortunately my 300D is rather slow to focus on the small birds in flight using a Simga 70-300 APO
A really great shot of a bird we don't see too often...

May I suggest switching to manual focus when shooting birds in flight? Even with a quick responding lens, I've found manual to be better - Takes getting used to of course...:O

Dave

PS - I only saw the first shot - which is the "worst," a horrible choice of words for such wonderful images from first to last...
Thanks dave, the puffins in flight were a bit too far and changing direction all the time,i tried using manual with so-so results,as seting the focus to infinity was a bit too much (or just before infinity),anyway it din't work

I'll try again next year Thanks



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Old Aug 7, 2006, 9:37 PM   #7
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Nice job onthese. Since I don't ever see these birds, I have to say they are unusual.
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 9:44 PM   #8
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Really nice shots Gaida. I love these guys.
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