View Full Version : minimal swan

09-15-2010, 10:03 AM
The fog rolled in fast and visibility was pretty low. The camera wouldn't auto focus.

09-15-2010, 10:18 AM
Nice minimalist image. The swan is, however, a little too small I think. Maybe a tighter crop would be a better choice?

09-15-2010, 12:37 PM
I have those too but prefer the first one.

09-15-2010, 12:58 PM
I prefer shot 2 but i like shot 1.
When autofocus is giving you a hard time....go manual.

09-16-2010, 12:17 AM
Manual was the only way to get these with the swan not in the middle of the shot to focus on and I didn't have enough time to keep moving the focus point around. There are usually too many other swans, geese, ducks and s*#t hawks around to just get a few on their own. The fog rolled in very fast and just to the right of these shots there were a few hundred various birds that had gotten down while they could see where to land. Later shots contained more birds. When I started to set up there were also some ghostly tree outlines visible in the background but they soon disappeared.