Peacock

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  1. suemack

    suemack TPF Noob!

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    Took this pic of a juvenile peacock at a local farm park today. He was busy displaying to everything (ducks, chickens, sheep, dog and an old boot) .....but ignored the peahens :lol:

    Had problems getting a clear focused pic of him though ....couldn't get the dof quite right for the shape of the bird, and low light meant slow shutter speed. Didn't think to alter the ISO till I was my way home......I keep forgeting that you can do that with the Canon and not get too much noise.

    f7.1, ISO 100, 1/80 (poor light) 230mm (90-300mmUSM lens) hand held
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    very nice dof and colors... especially contrasting blue. and I think that the head of the bird is not in focus... Parts of its tail yes, but not the head
     
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    1/80 is fine for handheld if you're steady, but f7.1 is too shallow unless there's an effect you're going for. No matter what, the eye of any kind of portrait should be what's in focus. Maybe f12 and an ISO bump would have helped.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/mantonino/peacock.jpg This is my attempt. :)
     
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    That's lovely Mavrik.....aren't they the most amazing looking birds! Thought if the weather was fine would go out and try and get some more pics on the wkend.

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