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This is a discussion on shots from my yard within the Animals (mammals, birds, insects etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; I really don't have to travel too far to get these shots...

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    Very cool stuff, thanks for sharing. Most of what I see around Halifax are pigeons, crows, and starlings. I know there are others out there and I catch glimpses of them from time to time but city is lousy with these other beasts.
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    About such wildlife in my garden I only can dream!

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    I sure wish my garden had such a variety of critters! Nice.

    Hey KBob ... I wonder why you seem to be struggling with focus though? I notice that many of your photos seem soft.
    That osprey shot would have been magnificent if it was sharp.

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    nice set - I also have to agree they seem a little soft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    I sure wish my garden had such a variety of critters! Nice.

    Hey KBob ... I wonder why you seem to be struggling with focus though? I notice that many of your photos seem soft.
    That osprey shot would have been magnificent if it was sharp.
    Yeah i see what you mean. I wonder if its because I have my camera set to only one focal point? Any thoughts?
    Also I have been using a tripod and a remote shutter release. Maybe I'm transfering these images in a low res?
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I hope to buy a teleconverter in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kawarthabob View Post
    Yeah i see what you mean. I wonder if its because I have my camera set to only one focal point? Any thoughts?
    Also I have been using a tripod and a remote shutter release. Maybe I'm transfering these images in a low res?
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I hope to buy a teleconverter in the near future.
    Although they look large, they are well under 250 kb so I don't think we can blame the attachment process here at ph.ca. And using a tripod and shutter release should work of course, UNLESS, the tripod is a bad one and you are getting movement created by the mirror slap or something. Possible with a long lens attached.

    Can you supply us with some EXIF data? Mainly just the fstop, shutter speed, and ISO. And focal length.

    Are you using manual or auto focus?

    Is your lens a Image Stabilizer?

    Using a single focal point is the right thing to do. Make sure it's on the critters eye.

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    Great Osprey shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Although they look large, they are well under 250 kb so I don't think we can blame the attachment process here at ph.ca. And using a tripod and shutter release should work of course, UNLESS, the tripod is a bad one and you are getting movement created by the mirror slap or something. Possible with a long lens attached.

    Can you supply us with some EXIF data? Mainly just the fstop, shutter speed, and ISO. And focal length.

    Are you using manual or auto focus?

    Is your lens a Image Stabilizer?

    Using a single focal point is the right thing to do. Make sure it's on the critters eye.
    the attachment process i am using is through picassa, i try and focus with one focal point on the eye if i can. My iso speed is usually 100 and f11 1/200th sec. I've tried both auto and manual focus.
    I'll try next with locking the mirror and not extending the height of my tri pod as it does tend to wobble in the wind. oh and the images have been cropped and zoomed in.
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