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Old Mar 21, 2006, 3:26 PM   #1
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Took this image today with my DS using AF and Auto mode, ISO 400.



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Old Mar 21, 2006, 4:34 PM   #2
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Hi Tom

Another Excellent Shot. I only wish i could get one like that. Whenever i am Outside and a Hawk or Such shows up I am Never in reach of my camera.


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Old Mar 21, 2006, 4:39 PM   #3
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Wow. That's amazing. Auto mode too!

What lens? That looks like a long way up.

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Old Mar 21, 2006, 5:51 PM   #4
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300mm FA*, 1/1000 sec, f/13, center weighted meter.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 3:17 AM   #5
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Tom, very nice photo! I am curious to know why f/13 is chosen for the shot? (as the Eagle is moving..) Isn't that if you open the aperture more, a faster shutter speed will be safer?

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Thanks Ricehigh, but how much faster than 1/1000 of a sec would you need?

Besides, on the FA*/FA lenses there is a chip inside the lens that picks the highest f/stop and shutter speed possible for each exposure if you are in automatic mode, which I was, so the camera picked the combination, not me.

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Old Mar 22, 2006, 8:16 AM   #7
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that image is down right disgusting... lol

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Cute Roy!

I have noticed that shooting straight up is interesting to say the least, since it gets you off balance quite a bit and it becomes difficult to follow the bird.

Also, shooting up at a dark bird against a bright sky is an interesting exposure challenge, but the DS using center weighted metering seems to do a pretty good job of dealing with it, at least for me.

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I tend to shoot in the automatic modes when using the AF lenses, but I no longer use the evaluative (matrix) metering. I have found that my exposures are a little more consistent with the centre weighted mode. Perhaps this has to do with technique, all of my previous cameras have either been full frame averaging (K1000) or centre weighted averaging (ME Super, Maxxum 7000 and 5000). I did not use matrix metering until I got the MZ-7, and I did not shoot much with that camera (got it used about 3 years ago, shot mostly digital for the last two years).

Anyway, another great shot, good work.

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We all know that Tom is a good bird photographer. For those of you who maybe don't understand how good, share my experience!

I'm a newbie to nature photography. Some weeks ago I read in the local paper where the ornithologistsspend their weekends, soI went to the coast to get some nice pics of sea-eagles. Nothing wrong with the equipment - 600 mm lens + 2X teleconverter. With that I came this close:
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