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Old Apr 25, 2009, 5:21 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I normally cull a lot of shots because of subject blur -- using slow lens/TC combos with longer shutter speeds allows some sharp shots when things go right -- but song birds aren't much into "holding that pose". I don't normally use much continuous shooting, but refocus often and take a lot of shots that are close to the same to get a better chance of getting a combination of critical focus and a completely still subject.

Here are a couple of lucky ones -- not really great shots, but with these, the "moment" trumps IQ or composition --

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Old Apr 25, 2009, 5:23 PM   #2
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Nice shots, you always need some luck when photographing birds, especially the small ones.
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What great fun these are! You are right - sometimes the best shot isn't technically perfect, but it doesn't matter with a shot like your second one. Was the bird hopping or what?
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Don't need any excuses for those shots. They are nice and the captions are good too!

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Scott

Having small birds in such details is just unreal. Job well done. Likely you have one of your 300mm with TC?

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Sure look like keepers to me. I was trying to capture the birds out our window yesterday and was not successful at all. Between them moving and me being slow.....

That second one is funny. Doing the jig it looks like.

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