C&C on Deer

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  1. tjones8611

    tjones8611 TPF Noob!

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    After only having a DSL for 9 months, I think its safe to assume an addiction has occurred. On the conservative side Im taking at least 200 photos every weekend. As this is my first winter with the camera, I so regret not taking more advantage of the warmer weather. When the temps drop below 20, any motivation to outside soon vanishes! With all that said, I did make it out last weekend in another attempt to photograph deer. This is my fourth attempt, and while better than the past, still not what I want. I used a tripod and a 70-300mm. I think I did well with the composition and exposure, but still have not gotten a high level of detail in the deer.

    These were all shot at or near f7.1, ISO 100, at 1/100. I thought by shooting at or above f7 would help with the sharpness, guess I was wrong.

    C&C welcome and appreciated, especially on how to increase detail. The only thing I can think of is getting closer to them and use a 100mm prime.


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    Probably shooting at 1/100th that's the problem.
     
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    tjones8611 TPF Noob!

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    I should go slower?
     
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    Why would that be the problem?

    I would try f/12 or higher if you can. Maybe raise the ISO and keep the shutter speed above 1/125 or 1/160
     
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    Im seen a kind of fog or washout photos that problem you can fix it on PS or with a UV or Polarizer filter.

    Talking about composition the second one is my favorite.
    Another thin I saw the pictures kind of soft.
     
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    willli TPF Noob!

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    I edit your first photo. Never PP is going to be as good as taking the photo good from your camera bue something like this is should be your goal. Hope that this help as an example:wink:


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    Right you're shooting at toolow a shutter speed
     
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    Faster, like 1/500th or better.
     
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    tjones8611 TPF Noob!

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    My thought was slower would be better, since they were, for the most part still.
     
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    Animals usually don't stand still so you have to be prepared for them to move. Believe me, I make lots of errors.

    Love the fact that you are able to get close enough to them to 'shoot'!!!
     
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    Pardon, that's totally wrong:confused:
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    All the shots are very soft due to the low shutter speed, if you wanted to shoot at F7 you should have used a higher ISO to get at least 1/320, you have to remember to get a sharp image your shutter speed should not be lower than your focal length + crop factor, you also say the exposure looks good, i would say it only looks average
     

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