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Watching me, watching you

Paul-UK

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Pigeons everywhere

Camera Canon D5 Mark 4
Lens Tamron 150-600 - f5-6.3

Global settings were
- High speed 7fps
- AWB
- Evaluative Metering
- Manual Mode
- AF Tracking

1 - He wanted to steal the show, having just chased off the robin!

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f/6.3 - 1/400 - ISO 800 - 600mm


2 - Pigeon watching from a gap in a conifer tree

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f/6.3 - 1/500 - ISO 1000 - 600mm


3 - Pigeon hiding in another large fir tree

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f/6.3 - 1/125, ISO 1000 - 600mm

All images have been cropped, they are all taken from the comfort of our sun lounge towards the bottom of our garden and beyond the rear fence

I did struggle due to very overcast day, heavy cloud cover, but all images were in manual mode, I couldn't get lower than f/6.3 which might have helped DOF on two shots, but other than that not all settings are the same on each. I am trying.

Comments and criticism welcome as always, composition, exposure, camera settings, anything you feel would have helped me make the photos better. A bird on a branch it chooses is not always the branch we would like it on, have I cropped enough?

Paul
 

David_MC

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The first two are really good. The last one is a bit blurry, likely due to motion blur, probably could have used a higher shutter speed.
 

Paul-UK

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The first two are really good. The last one is a bit blurry, likely due to motion blur, probably could have used a higher shutter speed.
Thanks for picking up the motion blur David,

I was sat in my Lazboy chair in the sun lounge, the camera on the tripod, mainly taking shots at the bottom of the garden around the bird station, shot 1.

Then I saw the pigeon in a tree to the rear left, shot 2, I should have raised the camera more on the tripod, to look upwards, but just got my head to view and shoot before it flew away. I then saw shot 3, this pigeon was in the large fir tree, at the right bottom corner, knowing that I just got the shot 2 before the pigeon flew I felt I had to get this last one before it flew away. Not able to get low due to my hip and back issues I changed to the live view and thought I just got the shot, hence the movement you see. I should have seen that when cropping the image but was trying to balance the variances in focus and colours and try get a reasonable composition.

Thanks again for pointing this out it is really appreciated.
 
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