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

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GeorgianBay1939
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Re: Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm
In reply to DonSC, 8 months ago

DonSC wrote:

For more stationary subjects -- like the fox or a perched bird -- try zoom AF by assigning it to a button. You can really nail focus by increasing the zoom by 7X to 14X.

Another trick to try.  Thank you.

The best in flight bird shots are usually with the bird at or slightly below the camera. Shooting up usually doesn't produce very interesting shots, and shooting the backside of any critter usually doesn't produce anything very appealing.

Agree!

I got this shot of some Sandhills just before they migrated last fall.

Up sun shot of Sandhills after both birds and photog were surprised.

I didn't expect them to be where they were so I had to try a back-lit image.

FWIW, lots of people have birds around but very few find foxes!

We have lots of 'em in some of the bars around here.  Even the dogs look like foxes after about 5 beers.

Finally, not sure if you're shooting RAW, but to me your color balance is slightly off. The colors seem exceptionally cool. Easy to change.

Yes, I find that AWB on the GH2 leads me astray more often then when on the GX7.  I have to remember to tweak it when I am shooting underexposures ( usually -1 EC) to keep my shutter speed short.

Anyway, have fun!

Thanks for your advice and encouragement.

Tom

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