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Old Aug 29, 2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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I am new (few weeks) to the dslr world, so please tell me what these pics need. I have a Canon XSi rebel, and I used a canon 55-250 mm lens. These were taken from an open kitchen window on P mode. Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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here are the photos, I had trouble getting them uploaded.Name:  005.bmp
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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ok I don't know what I did wrong, some one please help! Can't seem to get them uploaded, although I did resize them.
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:04 PM   #4
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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I can see the images OK. But, they're a bit on the small side (because you use a .bmp versus jpeg file type and needed to make them smaller to keep file sizes within limits). You don't get any compression using bmp files (hence, you'll have larger file sizes for a given image size in dimensions).

For future posts, I'd use jpeg for posting (so you can get a bit larger dimensions while keeping the file sizes within limits). See the first post I made in this thread for how to downsize images using the free Irfanview (note the part about using JPEG for the file type and selecting around 80% quality to keep file sizes within limits):

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...se-photos.html
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 1:09 PM   #6
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ok I'll try again!!
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Lets see how these work.
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Heres another one
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Old Aug 29, 2009, 2:08 PM   #9
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I wont comment on what you have shot. I will just say that if you intend to shoot the birds that land on your feeder the feeder should be better set up than it is. The wires spoil any shot you will get. Try to create a natural setting that will allow any kind of shot you care to go for -- close up portraits, action shots as they fly in or fly out, group shots, etc. Ive been shooting morning doves and any other kind of bird on a homebuilt feeder on my balcony 5 floors up for a couple years now and its been so easy to get some really nice shots. All it takes is a bit of forethought and preparation.
Morning doves feed all year round allowing for some interesting settings.
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Thanks for the comments Bynx, I could remove the wires and set it up on top of a post, maybe closer to the window. But what settings on the camera do you usually use?
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