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Old Jan 23, 2006, 2:30 PM   #1
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This was one cool dude...very well dressed I must say he stood out. Any ideas on how to get this fella make auto focus be kinder to him? Just could not get the detail to centre on him and not the rest.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 3:01 PM   #2
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Try using an ISoS tripod!
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 3:35 PM   #3
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Change your autofocus to spot and place the duck in question in that spot. its got good contrast so it should pick up.

Or, set your apeture to something higher so you have greater DOF, and get everything in.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 3:44 PM   #4
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Hi Ken,

That is one VERY cool looking duck! AF is wonderful sometimes, but at others, you just wish it could do that BIT better. I think the only possible option that I can think of is some sharpening, maybe selectively on the cool duck.

I reckon others here might have some more learned advice.

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Old Jan 23, 2006, 3:58 PM   #5
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Try using an ISoS tripod!
I actually had the luxury of setting up my tripod. I used the number 2 IS both on and off, and this particulair pic was the best of the bunch where this rascal appeared. I thank you for the suggestion...but now that I've read the comments, I've done the famous Homer Simpson "D'OH!" because I really ought to just have used the spot focus. Thanks very much, all for the suggestions. Hre's one more from the aftternoon I spent shooting ducks. Best regards,

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Old Jan 23, 2006, 4:00 PM   #6
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Loved the reflective images in the water...these birds are truly gorgeous...(if not frozen)
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