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After a few weeks of getting frustrated with how I can't seem to get a reasonable photo of any wildlife subject. They are always too noisie, out of focus, not sharp. Frustrating!

Anyway, I am uploading a photo that I took a little while ago that isn't too much of the above!

Hope that you like it and all C&Cs welcome.
Matt

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dunnock
Username:Emmog Emmog
Uploaded:23 May 2010 - 3:56 PM
Tags:Animals, Birds, Dunnock, Far ings, Hedge sparrow, Sparrows, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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PauloNascimentoPhotography
23 May 2010 - 3:57 PM

excellent capture, lots of details, well done!
Paulo

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tull
tull e2 Member 11181 forum poststull vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2010 - 4:03 PM

Well composed and nearly there!
Someone I know has the same lense and the same problem, so it's probably the lense and not you?!

Mark.

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KarenFB
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23 May 2010 - 4:21 PM

This is a lovely image - I really like the composition. Having the Dunnock off to one side with plenty of room to 'fly/look into' is perfect.

Don't lose heart - keep on trying. There's a 'wow' picture out there just waiting to be found! Smile

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Emmog
Emmog e2 Member 538 forum postsEmmog vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:10 PM

Thanks for the comments guys

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MrsS
MrsS e2 Member 84527 forum postsMrsS vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:32 PM

Hi Matt, as Karen says, keep going! We all suffer from "Photographer's Block" now & then - love the composition and DoF in this one Smile

Fran x

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:38 PM


Quote: This is a lovely image - I really like the composition. Having the Dunnock off to one side with plenty of room to 'fly/look into' is perfect.

Don't lose heart - keep on trying. There's a 'wow' picture out there just waiting to be found!

I agree with that keep practicing, it happens to us all

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Graham_P
Graham_P e2 Member 8Graham_P vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 5:47 PM

Nicely composed image Matt.
Are you using the lens handheld.
As the 170-500 lens has no image stabilisation you need a shutter speed of at least 1/500sec at the long end to get a good image which in anything but bright conditions isn't easy to achieve. Looking at the image there doesn't seem to be any of the branches that are in focus either in front or behind the bird which suggests this may be the problem, try using a monopod for support, consider an iso of around 400 and an aperture of around 7.1 as dof will be severely limited at f5.
I had similar problems with a sigma 50-500mm lens but with practice managed some decent images.

Hope this helps,

Graham.

Last Modified By Graham_P at 23 May 2010 - 5:48 PM

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23 May 2010 - 6:29 PM

A great effort Matt. May I ask if you were using a tripod ? With that lens and shooting over a reasonable distance I would regard a tripod, or at the very least a monopod, to be indispensable. I would hate to try without one.
Ron

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23 May 2010 - 7:45 PM

that a nice shot well done

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Emmog
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23 May 2010 - 8:03 PM

Thanks for the comments. I will give that a go Graham. Ron, I am not using a tripod that much with this lens. Occasionally I use a monopod but problems still persist! Thanks for the advice

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wideangler
wideangler e2 Member 5wideangler vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2010 - 8:52 PM

You've had some good advice here. The only thing I would add is: however near you are you need to get nearer! They are so small and so fast you need to be very close indeed. So you need a hide or a hole in the wall of the garden shed or something that can keep them from being spooked by your presence. Good shot here by the way.

Last Modified By wideangler at 23 May 2010 - 8:53 PM

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Emmog
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24 May 2010 - 6:50 PM

Thanks wideangler

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