d7000 help to improve bird photos

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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crs-collectibles OP Regular Member • Posts: 133
Re: As others have pointed out - get closer

jimmybob wrote:

There is no substitution (especially small birds), you have to get closer if you want that feather detail and sharpness. Good light (somewhere behind you or to the side) with a dark backgrounds will help as well to give the image some pop. I very much like my D7000 for birding, the auto focus is fast and sure.

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That's what I think needs to be done, get closer which I have in some instances, but I don't get consistent sharpness. I do get some that I find acceptable but I also miss quite a bit too, I know the lens is not great for this (nikon 70-300 at 300). The thing that gets me is I set the shutter to only release on focus and assume that would mean the objects will be in focus especially when moving side to side.

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