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Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Atgard Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: Birds from Wakodahatchee

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

A longer lens would definitely help, but it looks like you are getting close enough with the 18-135mm. The third one is actually pretty nice. A little faster shutter would have probably helped. Maybe try ISO-400.

Thanks for the comments and the tips.

How do you guys make those sorts of adjustments on the fly? I mean, when a bird is flying by it's pretty much aim and shoot -- if you fiddle with settings, he's gone. And, on the Sonys, I can't set shutter speed and aperture and do auto ISO -- there's no auto ISO in M mode I believe. If I use S to set the shutter speed faster, it will open up the aperture all the way (which someone else recommended I step down to f/8 or so). And to set all 3 in M, I'd have to know exactly where the bird will be flying or I think I'd be over- or under-exposed. Or am I missing something? (Probably!)

I appreciate the tips...

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