Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: More 100-300, including a few using ext. tubes ...
In reply to Ron Evers, Apr 29, 2014

Ron Evers wrote:

But it IS possible to dig in for hidden birds using the smallest area focus of the GH2, just more difficult ...

Another unknown birdie...

I do not know if you have it on your camera but I use S-AF + MF & that helps a lot when encountering AF not getting the target as in your shot above. When the AF is confused by branches or other, I can just turn the focus ring to lock onto the subject as seen below.

EXCELLENT ADVICE.  I could've easily done that above and also with the Trumpeter Swan.

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Bunny in the brush.

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The wood is clear between the knots.

I like those kind of shots, much more interesting than the typical "zoo" shots that almost look posed!

I think that I'll be using that technique a lot.  It is much more accurate than trying to find an open spot the same distance as the target.   Good stuff.


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