First try at birds.

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  1. rebelnotarget

    rebelnotarget TPF Noob!

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    I just got a canon 75-300 usm III lens thought i would try it out.
    Let me know if there is anything that can help when using zoom lenses. this is the first lens I have bought.

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    Mourning Dove
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    Sea Gull
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  2. Orgnoi1

    Orgnoi1 TPF Noob!

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    Not bad at all... they are all slightly soft... but thats fairly easy to correct... if you are using PS do a Unsharpen Mask at a decent level before resizing and it should bring some sharpness right back up in them... =) Great first try! Looking forward to seeing some more from you!
     
  3. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    for a first try they are very good
    good shooting
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You will soon find out that with a long lens you need a lot more light, so you must make sure your shutter speed is not any lower than the length of the lens. I.e. when you take photos at the fully extended 300mm, your shutter speed should be at least 1/300 sec. or more. As a rule of thumb. Else you might easily get camera shake (I learned all that the very hard way with many a blooper-print at the time I first used a - then still prime - 300mm lens and all had looked so fascinatingly good in the viewfinder ... and so disappointingly shaken and blurred in the print).

    But for a first attempt your photos here are quite good. Yes, they are a bit soft, but ... well composed with some nice subjects to boot. I like how you played with subject and reflection in the first and last two!
     
  5. rebelnotarget

    rebelnotarget TPF Noob!

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    thank you everyone, your tips are very helpful
     

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