How could I have made this a good photo?

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OP Merlin5 Regular Member • Posts: 207
Re: How could I have made this a good photo?

Thanks cjf2 and Mark A. Oh yeah, I definitely only posted it as a learning shot.

Very interesting advice, many thanks. That photo of yours cjf2 is awesome.
Yes, I froze the blades so I'll use a slower shutter speed as you suggest. My thinking by using 1/1000th was that I might stand a better chance of getting it in focus while it's moving. Definitely a spontaneous shot. I was cleaning my kitchen when I kept hearing the helicopter going back and forth so took my camera into the garden to see if I could get a cool photo. I failed!

I took other photos of the helicopter with brighter exposure but no better sharpness. But yes, I see what you mean by the lighting.

Mark A, I hadn't cropped or process anything and I would have cropped it to be more left of the frame. It's a police helicopter. They never got me but I was worried they might see me scoping at them!

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