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17 May 2011 2:56PM
Fabulous shot, well captured.

Len

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Metro6R4 6 3 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2011 7:26PM
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.
vikspics 6 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2011 11:01AM
Great capture, it has that "it wasn't me" look!
cheddar-caveman 14 1.0k England
18 May 2011 5:52PM

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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