Birds: Lawyer in a Poorly Focused Chromathon!

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drj3 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,594
Re: Birds: Lawyer in a Poorly Focused Chromathon!

You are too far away for good feather detail if these are not downsized crops.  For good detail, you need more pixels on the target.  Shooting into a bright sky is unlikely to give a great shot, you need to increase exposure, but don't overexpose too much.  You can raise darker areas in PP.

In general use either CAF or SAF for a stationary target using a single focus point on the area where you want the best focus.

You can use CAF+TR for a stationary target if you don't want to move the focus point from the center.   Use the single center focus point, place that on the area where you want the best focus, half press the shutter button and while half pressing the shutter button, recompose the shot before exposure.

For the two images where the bird is moving, you need a higher shutter speed.  If the bird is moving, treat it like a BIF.  If it is stationary, then the slowest shutter speed you can use is determined by your camera/lens and your ability to hand hold it without camera/lens movement blur.

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