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Old May 4, 2010, 2:15 AM   #1
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Just one final picture from my recent visit to an Owl Sanctuary - which has a varied collection of Owls, Eagles and other birds of prey
This was using my FZ38 - taken at f5.6 - 1/640 sec, and ISO 250. This was using the “IA” Mode - haven’t yet plucked up the courage to take many shots using the other settings - but am determined to do so on my next trips out!
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Old May 4, 2010, 2:36 AM   #2
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Nice shot!

The full front on sunlight makes the subject a bit flat, but the detail is great.
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Nice shot, very majestic bird!

Im a newbie so forgive me if I sound silly, but the talons feel a little out of focus?
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Nice shot, very majestic bird!

Im a newbie so forgive me if I sound silly, but the talons feel a little out of focus?
Doesn't sound silly to me! The talons may be well be fractionally out of focus - but, obviously, when you’re taking such a photo - what would you focus on? For me, the important thing is the bird’s eye - that shows the “life” of creature - and that’s what is important (to me anyway) - not the talons.

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You have a point there. Anyways, I'm too new to really make any comments.

Did you use spot focussing, or the other one with many focus points?

Good looking bird though!
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A bit of minus Exposure Compensation would have retained even more detail. All in all though, it is a very good photo.

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Anyways, I'm too new to really make any comments.

Did you use spot focussing, or the other one with many focus points?

Good looking bird though!
1. No - you're not "too new to make comments" - everyone has the right to comment! And I appreciate the fact that you took the time to do so.

2. The camera "did" the focus - I don't do "technical things"!

3. Yes, it's nice to see a "good looking bird" occasionally.

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A bit of minus Exposure Compensation would have retained even more detail. All in all though, it is a very good photo.

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Thanks for pointing that out. I'm determined to learn more about Photo Technique (if that's the right term!) - now that I have an excellent camera. Think it'll be a bit of a steep learning curve though!
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