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American Goldfinch intimidating a Tufted Titmouse

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    "A picture speaks 1000 words"

    Canon FDn 400/4.5 on NEX-7




     
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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice action! You must have been able to get a nice shutter speed.
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    NEX-7 gave me 1/160 ( ISO200, AP mode, Canon 400 at F8.0, and a good beanbag rest )

    One of those rare shots where everything just happened to fall into place at the same time.
    And the look on the face of that Tufted Titmouse hanging on by a toe-nail is priceless.
     
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Wow! With the way they are frozen in action, I would have thought it was much higher than 1/160. Nice work.

    I usually use shutter priority when shooting birds, but you seem to be fine doing what you do so keep doing it. ;)
     
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  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    If I recall correctly, using shutter priority with my Canon manual lenses I had to use Auto-ISO...and when I experimented with that last year, changing light conditions would too often force a higher ISO than I like due to the noise involved.

    Whenever I can, my default is ISO100, but in moderate to low light levels with the 400mm lens I do bump up to ISO200, worst case ISO400...and I've also learned I can get away with some higher ISO noise if the subject / scene lends itself to shooting B&W instead.
     
  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    That's what I call "capturing the moment"! Great work!
     
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  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Thanks but I think a lot of luck was involved also