Birds in flight - disappointing. Technique?

Started 5 months ago | Questions thread
OP BenJN Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Your best shot, plus a technique improvement.

GarysInSoCal wrote:

BenJN wrote:

1/3200 f6.3 ISO800 400mm

In my humble opinion... THIS image was your most successful shot of the day... BUT... a slight change in settings could have provided you with even better results. ISO should have been 400 (even less noise)... F-stop should have been 7.1 or 8 (better lens sharpness and slightly stronger depth of field)... and a shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second would have been adequate to freeze motion.

And if you cropped any more of this image off from the right... that was a mistake. A slight dynamic range edit to provide more details in wing shadows would have rendered better results (next time try using Active D Lighting). If you'd like to see how I would have edited this image, let me know and I'll post a re-edit (with your permission of course)...

On your Active D lighting idea, my understanding is this affects the way JPEGs are rendered but I was shooting RAW.

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