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Old Feb 4, 2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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RDV,

The first one looks like the bird is sliding downhill. The sharpness of the bird is a tad soft. Possibly a bit more depth of field in this one.

The second one is very good. I like the blurred foreground and the depth of field with the blurred background. The colors look very natural and the browns in it look great. The bird looks good but again a bit soft. I don't think that is a bad thing though. It works for me in this picture. I like this one the best.

The third one has excellent depth of field and the focus is sharp. Just that the branch over or in front of the bird takes away what would be a great shot. Still good though.
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The first is 1/15 at 72mm. If a bird moves his head, the photo is blurred. To get rid of that problem I always shoot burst high speed, so there is always a picture that's not blurred.

The second and third picture are really great pictures, but what really bothers ME (maybe it bothers others less :G) is branches in front of birds. When you have a branch before a bird, the first thing you look at on the photo is the branch. Sometimes it's impossible to avoid this, but I always try to turn and tilt and move my camera untill I get a clean shot.

This has very much potential. The third picture has excellent DOF.

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Old Feb 5, 2005, 6:32 AM   #4
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don't be mad, I'm a newbie....How do you control DOF ?
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Primary way is to use a wide aperture (smaller number). Secondary way is to step back from ojbecet and use more zoom. Both of these techniques give you LESS depth of field. Do the opposites to get more DOF.
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 9:22 AM   #6
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Check this out jcr.

http://www.dofmaster.com/dof_defined.html
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 2:33 PM   #7
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vIZnquestand Tim...Thank you for you input and suggestions. I seem to have quite a bit of trouble with soft focus. May be old eyes. I Will try burst mode to try and correct.

vIZnquest....The first pic looks downhill because she was feeding on a bank at the dam end of the lake.

Thanks again guys. Have a good weekend!
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 5:33 PM   #8
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