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Old Jul 10, 2014, 5:29 PM   #21
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Oh Forzahibs you just fibbed to me. You said 'i'm not very good' and then post a photo like that - fibber, you are good. Thanks for posting your settings, must try them. I read a lot too but I think I confuse myself, lol. How far away was that bird? It's a lovely clear shot. did you use a lens?
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 5:34 PM   #22
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Oh Darren you fibber, you just fibbed to me and said you weren't very good and then you go posting a photo like this.
Will try those settings. did you use another lens? did you use spot or centre? tell all.

I had a quick look at your flicker page, nice photos. I love Oxford and loved the Bodlian Library, could have spent ages in there. Thanks for posting.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 9:46 PM   #23
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Hi Eysha this one two years ago with FZ40

P1010603 por sucama, en Flickr

jpg settings in camera
contrast :0
sharp :+1
sat:0
NR:-1

exif data

Exposición 0,013 sec (1/80)
Aperture f/5.2
Lente 108 mm
Velocidad ISO 80
Tendencia de exposición 0 EV
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 12:42 AM   #24
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Oh Darren you fibber, you just fibbed to me and said you weren't very good and then you go posting a photo like this.
Will try those settings. did you use another lens? did you use spot or centre? tell all.

I had a quick look at your flicker page, nice photos. I love Oxford and loved the Bodlian Library, could have spent ages in there. Thanks for posting.
I think maybe 30 feet away roughly , i was using an FZ72 but i'm not convinced the image quality is too much different to the fz 38 . Most of the Flickr photos would be taken with my SLR but yes Oxford is a beautiful city
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 3:50 AM   #25
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eysha ... one rule of thumb to avoid blur due to shake is to never use a shutter

speed less than 1/ lens focal length, eg. in your case I think you said a

200mm lens in your first post, then you shouldn't be shooting at less than 1/200

sec.

My experience is mainly with SLR or DSLR, and this has always worked out fine

for me. Hope this helps. ... Jack.

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Old Jul 11, 2014, 8:54 AM   #26
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Thanks for the replies and advice.
Nice shot Sucama.
Thank you Jack, I will put the speed up and maybe the ISO too next time.
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Old Jul 11, 2014, 10:32 AM   #27
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Thanks for the replies and advice.
Nice shot Sucama.
Thank you Jack, I will put the speed up and maybe the ISO too next time.
Eysha , see if you put you camera in M mode , set the iso to maybe 400 , set the shutter to maybe 640 (higher if a bright day) Do you get a wee scale showing exposure ? It'll go up and down as you scroll through the apertures ?
I find that a great way to see what's happening as you adjust things , i'm sure the FZ38 has this
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Hi Darren, yes it has that and I have played with it too but birds never stay long enough for that mode so I was looking for a quick response mode to capture wild life - birds.
more suggestions welcome always.
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Eysha, your camera is ok, you can photograph through clean glass, first set your camera to P and spot focus, spot exposure, and then focus on your bird feeder, press the AE lock to keep the focus and wait for the birds, one thing though, your feeder is cluttered, making it difficult to focus on one spot. Try that, as I am sure that is your problem, good luck.
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Eysha, your camera is ok, you can photograph through clean glass, first set your camera to P and spot focus, spot exposure, and then focus on your bird feeder, press the AE lock to keep the focus and wait for the birds, one thing though, your feeder is cluttered, making it difficult to focus on one spot. Try that, as I am sure that is your problem, good luck.

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