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Lotuslady Jan 1, 2004 4:56 PM

aaahhhh Song Birds???
 
These pheasants visit my birdfeeds 2 or 3 times a day. There are so many of them. They fight trying to get the feeder rather pick up the left overs on the ground.

http://images.fotopic.net/?id=2198853&outx=600&oq=0

The photo just does not look crisp and real clear. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I made the mistake of trying various settings and did not write the settings down with the number of photo to determine which settings worked best. I need to get better at that until I feel more comfortable with my camera.

ohenry Jan 1, 2004 6:05 PM

The few posts of yours that I've looked at have shown signs of either being out of focus or camera movement causing blur. Try using a faster shutter speed (> 1/60 sec (faster is even better)) and/or use a tripod. It looks like a dull, overcast, winter day which means that light was lacking to give you good reflection for the colors. In cases like this, fill flash can be a blessing.

Keep working at it and keep posting your results. It's the best way to learn.

I applaud you for being motivated enough to take pictures in dreary weather! Here in Oregon, it's been so blah that I haven't even wanted to search for photo opportunities.


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