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Title: KestrelCanon EOS 300D
Kestrel (34) *
elroyie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
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To AdrianW: Thanks for the critique, answer elroyie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)::2004-08-13 13:54
The sun was almost straight on the kestrel, it was the an early afternoon sun, strong but not too strong, and the angle helped with the blue sky.
When shooting birds in flught I always try to maintain a high shutter speed.

Elroyie
Re: To AdrianW: Thanks for the critique, answer AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)::2004-08-13 14:24
Thanks, that explains it! I can understand going for a high shutter speed when possible - I was trying to photograph butterflies on the wing as they fluttered around the garden a couple of days back. Came to the conclusion that 1/250th was way too slow ;)

Were you shooting at 100ISO?
Re: To AdrianW: Thanks for the critique, answer elroyie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)::2004-08-13 18:56
No, I was shooting in ISO 400, most of my bird pictures are in ISO 400 because my lens is not from the 'first line' and when I use 300 mm it is better not to use aperture open more than f7.1 (even f8.0) to get sharp images.
Someday I will have an L lens . . .

Elroyie
Re: To AdrianW: Thanks for the critique, answer AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)::2004-08-13 19:13
To be honest this shot's sufficiently sharp that I'm not sure you need the L-glass afterall!