"Wild" Life

Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by phototard, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. phototard

    phototard TPF Noob!

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    Not so much wildlife, but you get the idea.

    All comments, positive and negative encouraged, I'm trying to get better at this photography thing.

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  2. MHarvey

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    looks like the fox is out of focus, like his expression though. the meerkat is a neat capture too
     
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    I agree with Harvey - first and the last are great expressions - in the first its a shame that the light as pushed the right eye into darkness - only using flash for fill might have helped there - for the third focus - looks like you caught the tree and missed the fox - out of interest what focusing mode were you using?

    As for the second shot I don't know if I like it or not - I really can't tell
     
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    Always interested in what the camera and settings are.
     
  5. phototard

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    I used auto focus on all 3.

    and I dont recall the camera settings but I'm pretty sure there is a way to figure it out from the original copies on my computer. Sorry for the noob-ism but how do I figure that out?

    Thanks for the comments
     
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    For photo settings right click on the photo file - go to properties - then go to the details tab. Scroll down and the info should be listed there.
    Also for auto focusing read in your manual about selecting indevidual autofocus points - many wildlife and action photographers use af but only have the middle AF point active - that way they track the subject with that and can keep AF where they want it - it helps stop the camera going for the closest thing which it tends to do when all the points are active (as in your last fox shot)
     
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    That makes sense, I find myself fighting with the left and right af points all the time. Thanks for the input!

    Here are some of the settings, ISO is always 200

    1st photo : f/5.6
    exp 1/500 sec

    2nd Photo: f/5
    exp 1/400 sec

    3rd photo: f/5.6
    exp 1/500 sec
     
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    I downloaded some software from Panda. It's free. You can right click on any picture and get the EXIF information. I say any, depends if the info has been removed. I have learned a lot using it.
     
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    There are also plug-ins for FireFox that show EXIF data. Always useful...
     

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