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Old Jan 12, 2005, 2:30 PM   #1
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I didn't put this in the bird collection because I wanted people considering the FZ20 for bird photography to be able to see how well I believe it can do by this shot. It always looks better full size. The shot was cropped to 1888 X 1354 resolution and sharpened a tad.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 2:58 PM   #2
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The bird looks a little soft focus wise. Looks like the camera was trying to focus on the branches in front.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 3:40 PM   #3
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I have a similar one but using FZ10. I think spot focus mode suits this kind of shots the best. (from your EXIF data you were using centre mode).

Cut to 3:2 and adjusted the contrast a bit. No USM.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 3:42 PM   #4
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This one is 1:1 crop, no USM.

1/80s at 420mm, the IS really works!
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 4:45 PM   #5
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I agree with you that spot focus is the way to go with this type of shot and really shows what the camera is capable of right out of the box, especially at full zoom handheld. Nice job.:arrow:
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 7:18 PM   #6
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bmullen... Great shot...

I love taking bird pics. I don't know the names of them, but they are cool as well as good practice for photography.

Good shots everyone.

Heres one of mine that turned out fairly good... Straight out of the camera... Just resized.




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Old Jan 12, 2005, 9:05 PM   #7
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very nice shots !!!!! from all
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 9:21 PM   #8
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bobc,

The framing of the shot is good butseems to lack some light. Possibly bumping up the EV a bit may have helped get more detail on that shot.

I can't say for sure. Still a noob myself.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 9:53 PM   #9
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Is this a little better? Cropped, slight usm.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:02 PM   #10
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Here's one more Chickadee.
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