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

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ron Evers
Ron Evers Senior Member • Posts: 1,663
Re: More 100-300, including a few using ext. tubes ...

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

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.

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.


Sometimes the small focus box works.  This shot I took yesterday was through brush between me & the chippy but I found a window through it & using the small focus box got the shot without resorting to manual focus.  Most of the near brush just disappeared from the shot.

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Back-lit Chippy

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The wood is clear between the knots.

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