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richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
18 Feb 2013 4:33PM
Nice Image!

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johnke 4 223 15
18 Feb 2013 4:46PM
A super capture and pin sharp....John
philhomer 7 77 32 England
18 Feb 2013 5:40PM
i think you would have benefit from a little negative exposure compensation in order to retain the bird's white head... also would have expected greater clarity from a 5mk2 so sorry but have to disagree with our colleague above
Robinsons 5 14 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:01PM
Thanks Guys a couple of nice encouraging comments and
philhomer thank your for you input ,i will take this on board as i learn about photographing birds . i am new to this subject so all help is appreciated .ive just looked at your portfolio ..
Robinsons 5 14 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 6:19PM
Oh i wish i had the money for a 600mm lens
p12owe 4 101 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 10:11AM

Quote:I think you would have benefit from a little negative exposure compensation in order to retain the bird's white head... also would have expected greater clarity from a 5mk2 so sorry but have to disagree with our colleague above


Actually looks OK on my monitor. I also commend you for trying something different. You obviously have a talent and an eye for landscape photography, but we can all beneifit from trying something outside our comfort zone once in a while... bird photography is never easy, especially with limited equipment. WinkWinkWink
philhomer 7 77 32 England
19 Feb 2013 3:30PM

Quote:Oh i wish i had the money for a 600mm lens


so do i! had to sell my baby (500mm) so now using 300mm and 1.4x or 2x convertors - still bl**dy expensive but somewhat more practical

are you utilising a single focus point AF? or are you allowing your camera to choose for you by using 'all points' ? if the latter then switch to single and just ensure that the focus point is on the subject itself and wherever practical, on it's eye

if already doing this then i imagine that the slight fuzziness here could be due to cropping from a larger image?

if in doubt, cheat. Blue Tits, Robins and such will very quickly learn that you mean them no harm and are the source of food - if you cannot reach them, get them to come to you. i find the best bait are suet logs which can either be placed in specific hanging feeders or after a little encouragement in the microwave, be moulded into small logs etc

i don't know where in the country you are but if at all practical for Norwth Worcestershire then i am happy to help - or rather happy to grant access to my semi-tame birds (you probably need only this help)
Robinsons 5 14 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 7:49PM
thank you, Peter thats very reassuring to here , i am now trying out many different subjects to try and become more roundedSmile
Robinsons 5 14 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 7:59PM
Thank you, Phil for filling in a few spaces for me , was a bit confused but appreciated your comment , i really appreciate all of the advice that you have listed above and will try to improve from what you have said .. i am using a single point and try to use the eye,as with people but as you say i have to crop due to the short focal length i have .. i like the taming trick . i got lucky today with a very young Robin which i shall post next ,i got within 3ft of him..Grin
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 9:56PM
Phil thanks for the useful advice re. "Baiting " birds. A subject I'd like together into in the future so some useful hints here
Steve
philhomer 7 77 32 England
20 Feb 2013 9:25AM
hi folks, don't mean to hijack this post but given the comments above i have shot a few images of my own set up this morning to illustrate how you might make matters easier for yourselves

https://www.ephotozine.com/user/philhomer-127886/gallery/photo/a-couple-of-birds-and-a-couple-of-tips-32314490

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