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This year's voles in Cheddar Gorge are once again thriving!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:600.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 942.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2011 - 3:20 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The voles are back!
Username:cheddar-caveman cheddar-caveman
Uploaded:17 May 2011 - 2:51 PM
Tags:Nature, Photo journalism, Ratty, Voles, Water, Watervole, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature, Wind in the willows
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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
17 May 2011 - 2:56 PM

Fabulous shot, well captured.

Len

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2011 - 7:26 PM

Hi I have just followed your like from "How to set up your 7D" web site as I al still trying to get to grips with my 7D.

Have you any 7D tips for me?

Top shot. Regards Paul.

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vikspics
vikspics  3 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 - 11:01 AM

Great capture, it has that "it wasn't me" look!

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cheddar-caveman
18 May 2011 - 5:52 PM


Quote: Hi I have just followed your like from "How to set up your 7D" web site as I al still trying to get to grips with my 7D.

Have you any 7D tips for me?

Top shot. Regards Paul.

Depends what you are trying to photograph Paul. I'm still getting to grips with my 7D since January, I had loads of problems with "soft" shots and both the new body and my main walkabout lens (Canon 300mm f4) went back to Canon ()under warrenty) and since then I'm getting much better shots.

For "still" wildlife, like this shot, I used my 300mm f2.8 with the 2X extender, tripod mounted, and shoot in aperture priority to try and get a bit more DOF, however trying to keep the shutter above 1/150. This particular vole was under the ivy so quite dark, so I upped the ISO to 1600 and ended up at f6.3 @ 1/160. Surprised I got the DOF!

For more active wildlife, flight etc, I use shutter priority, setting the shutter to around 1/1000 and adjust the ISO for a sensible aperture, again often up to 1600. I also use spot focusing most of the time for all shots.

Hope this helps a bit. I'm no expert, just an enthusiastic amateur, and am self taught by experimenting - it costs nothing after all!

Good luck

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