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Old Jan 18, 2008, 4:25 PM   #1
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The weather is not good for photography today, overcast and cooling, but I thought a short ride to the Blue Heron Wetlands might produce something, I think I got a couple good pictures. Using the Tamron 70-300mm again.







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Old Jan 18, 2008, 5:41 PM   #3
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The weather is not good for photography today,¬* overcast and cooling,¬* but I thought a short ride to the Blue Heron Wetlands might produce something,¬* I think I got a couple good pictures.¬* Using the Tamron 70-300mm again.

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This is amazing perspective of a young bird. Well done

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 6:21 PM   #4
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Very good compositions...but the pictures appear a bit soft. I would have expected the K10D to have sharpimages especially with SR. Sorry...don't mean to dampen the enthusiasm!

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the tammy looks good in the 1st one especially at 300 and wide open. for white birds i'v found shooting at a -2ev works well to retain the feathers detail. this is one of my favorite type of shot.. strong contrast between subject and background.

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Very good compositions...but the pictures appear a bit soft.¬* I would have expected the K10D to have sharp¬*images especially with SR.¬* Sorry...don't mean to dampen the enthusiasm!

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Given that it was taken at 300mm at F5.6 (thin DoF), it is understandable that only the wings were in focus not the eye/head. With or without SR does not really matter for a tele shot like that. The extended wings of a young bird is interesting

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Given that it was taken at 300mm at F5.6 (thin DoF), it is understandable that only the wings were in focus not the eye/head. With or without SR does not really matter for a tele shot like that. The extended wings of a young bird is interesting
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While it is correct that DoF would be thin at 300 mm, it is typicall wider when the subject is a distance away from the lens.I presume this was the case in the above pics. I also believe that at 300mm the recommended shutter speed for hand held is 1/300th of a sec. Anything slower is likely to produce camera shake for which SR could compensate. The head (Img. #1) is definitely a victim of shallow DoF. However, the wings themselves appear soft on my monitor.

Question for 2many: What shutter speed & ISOwere you using, and was SR in use? My EXIF viewer is dead and I cannot see the technical specs of your images.
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Question for 2many: What shutter speed & ISOwere you using, and was SR in use? My EXIF viewer is dead and I cannot see the technical specs of your images.
The shutter speed was 1/125 and the iso was 400. I am of course still getting used to the camera so it was shot in idiot mode thats why the very thin DOF.
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