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A like bit of camera shake but a cracking image...
Yes I agree with you about the camera shake, it's a shame really because it's the only shot I managed to get of this bird before it flew off, hence I did rush it a little. It was taken from a boat with too slow a shutter speed.
Quote: Yes I agree with you about the camera shake, it's a shame really because it's the only shot I managed to get of this bird before it flew off, hence I did rush it a little. It was taken from a boat with too slow a shutter speed.
without wishing to kick a man when down, the other issue with the image is that the white areas are indistinct due to over-exposure.
we all rush an image occasionally but a couple of easy steps would help you -
i) your camera would work with a higher ISO without introducing excess noise - i am not familiar with your model but this is likely to be less than 1/2 of it's quoted highest - ie my own camera will go to 3200 but i know that 1000 - 1250 is the absolute maximum for a reasonable image.
a higher ISO would give you a better shutter speed but still allow you to use aperture priority so thta you can determine your depth of field subject to personal preference. your 7.1 here would not be a bad choice although i personally tend to err toward wider
ii) negative exposure compensation could / should be used to reduce or eliminate that 'blowing' of the whites (but will also darken the whole image so don't over-do it)
as you are choosing the aperture, the camera must give a faster shutter if exposing 'to the left' so this will also help with the shutter speed blur.
iii) conisder the rule of 'reciprocity' to help avoid camera shake
i hope you will consider this an attempt to be of help rather than a negative post, regards
At least you got your shot; nice try.
Thanks for the constructive critique. I took that photo two or three years ago when I was just starting out, there are a lot of things I would do differently now but I do appreciate your advice. I appreciate any advice that will help me improve!
never seen one of these before. great capture. paul
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