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Old Aug 11, 2003, 1:40 PM   #1
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I'm happy I caught this one, but unfortunately the bee is unsharp. But I can't have everything
Tell me, what you think about it.

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Old Aug 11, 2003, 4:20 PM   #2
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Well Kex. You shot is all about the flying bee and as you said yourself - it's unsharp. Using a compact camera it's a bit more difficult to shoot, than using an SLR (digital or not). Next time try to get the highest possible shutterspeed. Turn up the ISO if possible. Go close at wideangle - this will increase the shutterspeed also.
Or use a highspeed flash. (an ordinary flash would only get the bees body sharp, not the wings).

Keep it up - you'll get it sharp with some practice.
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 3:50 AM   #3
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Thanks Klaus!
I hoped to get an answer by you or another pro here on the board.
I'll try your settings and hope to get the bee sharp next time.
If I turn up the ISO, which value should I take? I can choose between 50, 100, 200, 400. If I turn it up to 400, there will be a lot of noise in the pictre, or not?
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at ISO 400 you prob. will get some noise. If you have acces to NEATIMAGE (www.neatimage.com) it can easily be reduced.

You know, one of the secrets in getting good shots, is to really know you digicam. No matter what brand or type it is, just know it. This way you will know how much noise you will get at a certain ISO, what aperture your lens is sharpest a.s.o. (all things I've described on my website, if you ever came by).
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thanks for your help, Klaus.
Your website really provides a lot of usefull information, I'm going to read everything.
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Old Aug 12, 2003, 10:02 AM   #6
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Hi again.
I tried different settings and once more got a bumble-bee.
I lightened the pic afterwards in some areas.
I used unusual settings:
F8, 1/500 sek., Flash

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the first one is much better for me this one is more unsharp and out of focus
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Old Aug 13, 2003, 3:24 AM   #8
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Igor:
yes somehow I had the feeling this one isn't really better.
Hm. the best thing probably is, to go out practise some more.
Thanks for your comments!
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