- [2006-10-23 15:55]
I think you might have had a sharper shot if you increased the shutter speed and reduced aperture. I know these are not easy.
TFS, regards, Ivan
- [2006-10-23 16:57]
good attempt on capturing a motion shot,
I believe you'll require a faster lens for low reflected light as in this case,
This could have been a really nice shot if you had released the shutter a second or so sooner. The image itself is not overly sharp. As a personal note, I am not a fan of IS/VR lenses, nothing beats a good tripod. My suggestion would be learn how to use your lens without the IS the when you have mastered that, try using IS. Sorry if I am too critical for you, but we learn as we go. You seem to have a good eye and did well to capture this image on it's own.
- [2006-10-23 21:26]
Dommage que la photo ne soit pas nette, car la composition est bonne et on voit bien la tÍte du macareux. La photo d'oiseau en vol n'est pas facile...
a good try and nice picture. The POV is good but it's a bit soft. With 1/400 secwould be enough to freeze the body. Maybe the autofocus had hunt and lock the focus on the water.
I shoot alot of in-flight of birds and I use 1/500 sec as standard to freeze the bodies and get a nice movement of the wings. A used the IS in mode 2 if possible, you can never use a tripod for inflight shots. Look here, Golden Eye at 1/125 sec, the Golden Eye is a very fast bird, I took this with 70-300 IS USM in mode 2. It's all about to practise more.
nice capture. it's tough to get something moving this fast. what ISO did you use? i use the 1600 and clean up the color noise later in order to get a shorter exposure and less blur. by the way your photo info is odd in that the manufacturer of your camera is Olympus, is Camedia by Olympus? I posted a workshot that cleans up the picture a bit.
some examples of the benefit of a faster shot at
Pelican & seagull