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#1 Vinny

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:09 PM

Stupid me didn't shoot this in raw so this is from a JPEG.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:31 PM

Hey Vinney, what were your settings?  Looks like a bit of a tough shot from an exposure standpoint, but you cut his feet off.  Move your focus point ( for a shot like this) a little up and left to get your subject positioned, you also missed some of it's tail feathers.  It's all about the Peacock here, not the dark bushes on the left or the grass.  Also try to get down low at eye level for a shot like this, my 2 cents :), keep shooting and posting!



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for sharing your colorful image. Doug gave good advice above. In addition one usually crops wildlife images so that there is more space on the side the animal is looking or moving and less on the other side. Since the birds head is facing to the right in this image, I would have cropped closer on the left side and opened it more on the right.  



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

It looks like a piece of jewelry in the forest.

Good tips above.

Nice one, Vinny



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for the advice! My settings were ISO 250, f 16, 1/40 s and 105 mm. 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Generally use a faster shutter speed and lower f stop number for wildlife. I often shoot one stop over wide open or f4.5 on my 500mm f4 and the fastest shutter speed I can keeping ISO below 1000+-. I know its a lot to think about but with wildlife sharp focus is the starting place and a faster shutter speed helps with both camera shake and freezing the subject's movement. 


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:19 PM

What they said.   Nice shot!  


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