Pesky Birds!

Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by gunghorjc, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. gunghorjc

    gunghorjc TPF Noob!

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    I tried forEVER to get a decent shot of some birds today. All I've got is a point and shoot (right now, saving up for my first DSLR). So I've got a fixed lens but it does allow me to zoom as it has a 12x optical zoom and on the lens itself it tells me 36mm-432mm.

    I guess I don't really understand lens length meanings. I figure with a 36mm-432 mm it means it can go from close to far.

    This first one I was maybe 30 feet from.
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    This second one I was even closer, around 15 feet away and I still couldn't really get up close and personal with the photo. This was about as far as I could zoom in without it become really, really blurry.
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    Yes, taking images of birds takes patience and a good telephoto lens! I haven't snapped many good bird images either...but you will find you will have an easier time of it when you get a camera with a good telephoto lens.
     

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