Birds: Lawyer in a Poorly Focused Chromathon!

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Bassam Guy Senior Member • Posts: 1,889
Birds: Lawyer in a Poorly Focused Chromathon!

I don't have anything longer than 60mm except my $99 "plastic [not so] fantastic" 40-150. I've never really tried avian photography before but would like to get some decent shots (unlike these) when the opportunity arises.

I used C-AF+TR. In retrospect, since the Turkey Lawyer refused to fly despite my pleas. Would S-AF have done better? MF, Peaking or Magnify or both?

I exposed for the lawyer, dressed in dark suits against a bright cloudy sky (some meteorologists say it is smoke remnants from CA in Northern VA). Was +2 and +2.5 EV too much and encouraged the chroma?

I'm not great at judging distance but I would say I was about 35+ meters away.

Not flying, just flapping wings

Sitting still an bad AF, what gives?

I wouldn't want a lower exposure

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