05-20-2010, 05:06 PM
Thanks but that won't work.
The feeder is hanging from my eaves, the squirrel climbs the house siding and jumps over to the feeder
No photographic merit but THEY ARE BACK...
05-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Nice tongue on the hummingbird. I guess it is time to put my feeder out again. Just took it down for cleaning two weeks ago after I had no visitors for the month.
05-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Great shot! What were your settings/lens?
Originally Posted by Don Kondra
05-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Exif is intact..
ExposureProgram: Aperture-priority AE
MeteringMode: Center-weighted average
Flash: Auto, Did not fire
FocalLength: 182.0 mm
05-25-2010, 08:12 AM
Don, something I have always been curious about: all of your bird, squirrel, and dog pictures seem to be... a little vague, or something. I can't define it. It's like motion blur, or camera shake, or lack of contrast, or something. The dog and squirrel both look like that, the bird too but not as much. But none of that seems rational. Is it your style or preference, or ...? I always thought you were taking the pictures through a window, but I don't think that's the case.
Jekostas, the plant shot is good. I've always liked the idea of green on black, but I've never really seen much chance of it.
A couple recent ones (but not that recent), because I can...:
(probably Mazhong or something but my Pinyin sucks)
05-25-2010, 10:52 AM
What monitor are you using ?
Originally Posted by raven15
I'm on a Dell 2209wa/Spyder3 Pro and my prints are quite acceptable.
The seal on my windows is leaking so depending on the time of day there is moisture and/or etching on the glass. If I can see it with the naked eye I don't shoot but I'm sure it is effecting image quality.
Now perhaps it is just your monitor and how it renders my PP skills
05-25-2010, 10:50 PM
I am concerned about my monitor, I'm afraid I'll get back to a good one (comparatively) and discover all PP I did for the previous 18 months is garbage. But in this case I am comparing your pictures to other people's pictures, so they should be on the the same playing field. Could your 50-200mm be front focusing? For example, on the squirrel picture it seems like the little bit of feeder is in clearer focus than any part of the squirrel.
05-25-2010, 11:07 PM
I suppose it's possible but I was shooting at f4 and focused on his head/eye/recompose.
On my monitor the crispness does fall off quickly back of his ears and the feeder/wire is sharp.
One of these days I'll get around to testing, especially now that I can adjust the focus on the E-30.
05-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Got it. Testing lenses doesn't need to be too involved, I tested mine on my keyboard and carpet lint!
05-26-2010, 09:04 AM
When I had a rented 50-200 I seemed to remember that it did not seem to focus in the center of the DOF. Can't recall whether it was front or rear. I have one on order if it gets in before the rebates expire I will see how that does.