Is this too OOF?

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  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    Ok so I took this shot with my sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro.

    the exif data is: Camera: Canon EOS 30D Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80) Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 300 mm ISO Speed: 100 Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV Flash: Flash did not fire

    I was on AV mode and had my camera for about a week when I took it, the shallow depth of field means the back end of the frog is out of focus, but how are the eyes are they sharp?

    If I were to retake this picture, what can I do to improve this kind of picture? (larger here)

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    it has camera shake in that. Probably because your shutter speed was way to slow for that focal lenght. When you are shooting at 300mm you might wanna try to get a shutterspeed of 1/320 or faster. Nice guideline is too use a shutterspeed that is the same as the focal lenght you are shooting. So when shooting with a 50mm lens, you wanna shoot 1/50 or faster....a 200mm would use a 1/200. Should help you get that camera shake out of your pics :)
     
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    The eye is a touch soft. To correct it, you either need steadier hands ;), a tripod, or a faster shutter speed. To get the faster shutter speed you'd need a larger aperature (faster lens), but as you stated, with a larger aperature you'll loose depth of field. You could bump the iso up till you get a shutter speed that you can hand hold, but in this case you would likely get too much noise out of it.
     
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    ah yes I have actually learnt that and now I shoot on manual instead of AV,

    I also didn't use a tripod and was balancing on the edge of a pond

    would a flash have helped I guess I selected those settings because the light was bad
     
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    Oh and I got so used to keeping my ISO turned down with my old S3IS i forget I can turn it up on this camera!
     
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    I can't add much more except for: Cool lookin' frog!
     

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