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Old Oct 14, 2006, 3:10 PM   #11
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I'm very confused.

The bird in flight in #1 is blurred because of motion. 1/500 is nowhere near fast enough for very small birds. You are also way too far away from it to get a really interesting picture.

Even with a 400mm lens, small birds are very difficult. You probably need to be no more than 3-4m to get a good shot.

I'm afraid I don't see any noise in #2. Are you talking about the black in the bird's body? The resize is much too small to see sufficient detail. Basically you are much too far away again.

But I think it's more likely that you don't like the blown-out white background? But that is a problem with exposure and dynamic range, not noise.

Please help, the pictures have shed no light on what the problem is.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 10:47 AM   #12
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I think you need to get closer to your subjects. Also correct exposure is a big thing to get low ISO shots.

Here is another example of 100-400L IS at closer distance.



First practice on stationary objects. Once you get them right then work on your flight shots. You have great equipment all you need is spend more time learning how to use it right.

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 3:08 PM   #13
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Sorry peripatetic, i agree not a good example but along with yourself and bobbyz i have learnt a lot from this thread, i have concentrated hard on all my settings and now feel that i am getting a more understanding from the equipment.

I have attached shots that i am now taking on a more regular basis, starting from a static object to some flight shots that i have taken today.

I hope that there is some improvement in my pictures that you can see, and once again thanks for all your input.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 3:11 PM   #15
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 3:37 PM   #17
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I like your new pictures. The sparrow will look better if you shoot from lower angle. On my 100-400L, I stick with f6.7 or f7.1 if I can get high enough shutter speer. Most 100-400L are bit soft wide open at f5.6.

Also make sure IS is off for flight shots.

For your robin in flight shots, ss is low. Bump up the ISO.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 5:56 PM   #18
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Those look MUCH better! Well done.

I have certainly found that the more I use it, the better my equipment seems to get.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 2:39 AM   #19
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Thanks once again for the encouraging compliments and advice, il try turning off IS for flight shots, and keep an eye on ISO, iv now learnt not to linstantly blame the tools.

Hopefully things can only get better.
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Thanks once again for the encouraging compliments and advice, il try turning off IS for flight shots, and keep an eye on ISO, iv now learnt not to linstantly blame the tools.

Hopefully things can only get better.
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