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High bird

By JG123456
It was raining and quite dull hence the noise on the image. Sadly I didn't capyure the lower section of the Chaffinch wings as this would have improved the shot even with noise. The marks seen are drops of rain and not dust on the sensor. Its fun trying to get these type of shots.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: bmh1, CarolG, davey_griffo and 4 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Jan 2011 6:12PM
Such a shame it is so noisy, but very well captured all the same. Carol

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davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
27 Jan 2011 7:25PM
Nice composition, despite the missing wingtips. Though I think that would have worked better if you'd focused on the top bird.

I think I'd have dropped the ISO a little to avoid the noise. You didn't need 1/3200th sec to hold a 250mm lens steady.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 7:53PM
wonderful timing cracking colour nice one Wink
27 Jan 2011 9:49PM
Thanks for your comments. Regards focusing on the top bird, I set the focal point manually at a particular point as these birds are going extremely fast and auto focus is not possible. The high shutter speed is to try and freeze the birds in flight, again very difficult due to their speed. I Unfortunately the high ISO was required to give the shot enough light. I am experimenting with shutter speeds and flash. Hopefully also have a much lower ISO therefore less noise in the shot. Again thanks for your comments.

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