Help for better bird photos

Started Apr 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Help for better bird photos
Apr 4, 2014

Good morning all.

I am looking for help in birding photos in order to better my in camera settings and knowledge and not rely on hardly any PP. I would like to get it right in camera so to speak.

I plan on getting a better wildlife lens this fall (Tamron 150-600mm)

Here's the scenario for this shot.

It was backlit and bird was maybe 30 feet from me. I may be a little too hard on myself, but I think I could have done MUCH better on this shot.

Edited in Photoshop CC (raw) with a little exposure compensation and sharpening.

Here's the exif pulled from Picasa and thank you for any help offered in getting better at this.

Canon 550D/T2I

Lens Canon 70-300mm USM

Focal length 225mm

Exposure time (1/500)

Aperture 6.64


ISO 400

WB Auto

Metering mode (Matrix)

Aperture priority

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4)
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