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Ria Raeb

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Only recently started taking interest in bird photography, would welcome any tips or advice, particularly tips on field craft. First stumbling efforts at BIF.
Ducks on Aproach-1.jpg Ducks on Aproach-2.jpgDucks on Aproach-3.jpg
Thanks Roger
 

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They all look great to me! But I am not a "BIF" togger. What kit id you use?
 

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Thank you, I was using an Olympus EM-1 with a Panny 100-400.
 

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You are on the right track settings wise. I think the main thing here is framing your shots. The first one is alright, plenty of space to the right although I would have tried to keep those birds in the upper left part of the frame. The 2nd and 3rd images need a little more space to the right. Overall not too bad. Keep practicing.
 

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Thank you for the advice Dave, spending a week on an estuary in North Wales for a week soon, so will hopefully get lots of practice.
 

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Good stuff. I think #2 works best - great reflections, but Davis is right - a little more space for them to fly into would help. Is this cropped down, or was this full picture?
 

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Good stuff. I think #2 works best - great reflections, but Davis is right - a little more space for them to fly into would help. Is this cropped down, or was this full picture?
Thanks, Nos 2 and 2 are quite large crops, so the advice to give more space is easy for me to achieve.
 

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