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Old Apr 22, 2007, 8:24 PM   #1
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Caught this little grey fella in a tree about 75 feet from my house. I know he's not a sparrow, but I'm not sure what he is. He did seem to enjoy posing, however.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 8:27 PM   #3
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Meanwhile, cardinals have just about taken over my feeder. This fellow was particularly brave, coming back for seconds and thirds, even though I was no more than 25-30 feet away. (BTW....I didn't photoshop in a brown studio background--that's the back gate of my Chevy Blazer, lol.)
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Trojan, nice captures, but if I may, looks like your shots are done with very high ISO, and the resulting noise is killing an otherwise great shot.
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jotajota,

Noise levels in #1 were particularly high because I added the in-camera digital zoom. It gave me what was overall a better shot, but at the expense of higher noise. #2 was not digital zoomed, but represented a crop that was only a small fraction of the original photo. All three were taken at ISO 400.

I'm still very much a novice at photography in general, but I'm already finding out the frustrations of technology, particularly in shooting wildlife. My Fujifilm s6000fd with a 1.7X Sony teleconverter puts me in the ball game, but I'm definitely stretching the gear's capabilities. I'm hoping that as I shoot more, my techniques will improve. Then, someday I hope to make the jump to DSLR.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 11:46 PM   #6
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Noise levels in #1 were particularly high because I added ...
Trojan, you've got a fine camera there, butdigital zoom is a no no!!

Also, I understand this Fuji camera does very little noise at 400 ISO, so the problem with your shots might be camera blurr, if you're shooting handheld at the 10X zoom level plus the 1.7X converter.
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Nice capture



I had a Canon S2IS with a Sony 1.7 TC. I was able to get good images up to 19x.

The secret is to get closer.



Thanks for sharing
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