Robin

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  1. #1 canismajor
    Re: Robin
    Hi Michael. This would have been a nice pic if it had been in focus and the snow in the foreground had not made the sensor slightly underexpose this Robin. The info tells me that you took this at 1/250 second, and your lens was at 300mm. As a rule, the shutter speed should be at least the same as the focal length, ie, 1/300 sec. This works when we hold our cameras by hand and helps avoid any shake from our hand, did you have any image stabiliser on your lens?. Try composing without snow in front of the image, or near it. Also rest your camera on something firm and use a speed equal or greater than that of the focal length used for any pic, and you can always up the ISO to say 800 to give fast shutter speeds. Nice effort.All the best. Mike.
  2. #2 Michael Collantine
    Re: Robin
    Quote Originally Posted by canismajor
    Hi Michael. This would have been a nice pic if it had been in focus and the snow in the foreground had not made the sensor slightly underexpose this Robin. The info tells me that you took this at 1/250 second, and your lens was at 300mm. As a rule, the shutter speed should be at least the same as the focal length, ie, 1/300 sec. This works when we hold our cameras by hand and helps avoid any shake from our hand, did you have any image stabiliser on your lens?. Try composing without snow in front of the image, or near it. Also rest your camera on something firm and use a speed equal or greater than that of the focal length used for any pic, and you can always up the ISO to say 800 to give fast shutter speeds. Nice effort.All the best. Mike.
    Hi, havent looked at this gallery for months and found the above comment quite by accident. Yes I agree, its not a great shot, if I remember correctly it was shot through double glazing and in a hurry as the robin was very nervous, unlike most robins who intereact with humans, so I just took the shot without even looking at the settings on my camera.
    when i finally saw the dark image on my laptop I played with the exposure slide to brighten it up a bit. I wanted the snow in the shot because the two go together. And no there is no image stabiliser on that lens. I may try again this winter because the robin we have visiting our garden at the moment is a lot friendlier. It's easily the worse shot in the set though.
    Sorry I missed your comment because your tips were both helpful and spot on. Also I'm not used to getting any comments at all, you are only the second. Many thanks, Mike Collantine
  3. #3 Michael Collantine
    Re: Robin
    Quote Originally Posted by canismajor
    Hi Michael. This would have been a nice pic if it had been in focus and the snow in the foreground had not made the sensor slightly underexpose this Robin. The info tells me that you took this at 1/250 second, and your lens was at 300mm. As a rule, the shutter speed should be at least the same as the focal length, ie, 1/300 sec. This works when we hold our cameras by hand and helps avoid any shake from our hand, did you have any image stabiliser on your lens?. Try composing without snow in front of the image, or near it. Also rest your camera on something firm and use a speed equal or greater than that of the focal length used for any pic, and you can always up the ISO to say 800 to give fast shutter speeds. Nice effort.All the best. Mike.
    Have not looked at gallery for ages and only found your comments by accident. I'm not very good with computors. Yes, I agree it is a poor photo, and was taken through double glazing too. That robin was very nervous unlike most robins who interact with humans, so i just grabbed the camera without even checking the settings on the camera. When I saw the result on my laptop I tried to lighten the image with the exposure slide. I wanted the snow because I think the two go together. But you were spot-on with your tips and I appreciate you bothering to take the time to make a comment, I think it's only the second time anyone has bothered so thank you for that.
    I'm just sorry I didnt catch it earlier as you probably wont even receive this reply anyway. I may try again this winter using your tips as the robin visiting our garden at present is a lot tamer.
    Many thanks, Michael Collantine.