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Nikkor Shooter

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Playful Coots
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:40:04 »







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Peter Connan

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Re: Playful Coots
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 18:42:28 »
Well, I just read your other thread, and as a result discovered that I am not just supposed to say that I really think this is excellent.

But I feel these images are too good to leave un-remarked...

So, I would say that it could have done with just a little less shutter time, as the faces lack a little bit of sharpness.

But, let's just make it clear, I have nothing that gets even close to this!

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Re: Playful Coots
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 19:09:17 »

COOL… an interaction!  :P

Well, I just read your other thread, and as a result discovered that I am not just supposed to say that I really think this is excellent. But I feel these images are too good to leave un-remarked...
I know they are not… so don't worry.

So, I would say that it could have done with just a little less shutter time, as the faces lack a little bit of sharpness.
Yes… that's where the shoe hurts!
I was focusing on the playfully attacking bird; things were alright
as long as they went in a straight line. In a short time the first coot
decided to make a swift and sharp turn to its left; increasing the re-
lative distance (to the lens) between them. All this was triggered so
fast that I had no time to adjust anything… so I followed them with
the price that the attacking bird is sharp ( the droplets are showing
that) but the other less so.

But, let's just make it clear, I have nothing that gets even close to this!
It will all come… ;)


Well seen Peter and thanks!
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Peter Connan

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Re: Playful Coots
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 19:16:00 »
Indeed, at times like these, there is no time to adjust anything. With birds then, I find the best policy is to have as much shutter speed as possible dialed in all the time. Or almost all the time anyway. This is a lesson I still need to learn myself by the way, as I often get caught short too.

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Re: Playful Coots
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 19:46:55 »
I find the best policy is to have as much shutter speed as possible dialed in all the time.


I see it more like a DoF issue, Peter!
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