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15 hours ago, Avery said:

Now I have gotta ask, what settings did you use? I haven’t  been able to get photos that Sharp yet with my new similar camera. 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Now I have gotta ask, what settings did you use? I haven’t  been able to get photos that Sharp yet with my new similar camera. 

I usually keep the aperture at about 5.6, and I didn’t have to change it for this. It was cloudy, so I had to use a slower shutter speed, 1/125. The ISO I have on auto. 
 

It also helped that they did not care that I was there. I army crawled on the bridge to about 4 feet away and was taking pictures from in between the floorboards and the bottom of the railing. So cool!

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28 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

I like the flycatcher, those are kinda tough to photograph.

Agree 100%. Catbirds and Red-wingeds are much more camera friendly, flycatchers (excluding Phoebes) tend to keep their distance. I sense a new thread coming on - most difficult/easiest birds to photograph, or maybe not.

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1 hour ago, Birding Boy said:

I like the flycatcher, those are kinda tough to photograph.

 

59 minutes ago, RobinHood said:

Agree 100%. Catbirds and Red-wingeds are much more camera friendly, flycatchers (excluding Phoebes) tend to keep their distance. I sense a new thread coming on - most difficult/easiest birds to photograph, or maybe not.

Thanks.  It's my best shot of a Least.  It had been chasing another LEFL, so it was distracted.

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On 5/8/2021 at 6:42 PM, Avery said:

My best photo(s) ever with this camera (IMO)!!! 

Is it safe to say that it's also the closest you've gotten to a bird you were photographing?

If the connection isn't obvious, it should be. 😉

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59 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Is it safe to say that it's also the closest you've gotten to a bird you were photographing?

If the connection isn't obvious, it should be. 😉

 

23 hours ago, Avery said:

It also helped that they did not care that I was there. I army crawled on the bridge to about 4 feet away and was taking pictures from in between the floorboards and the bottom of the railing. So cool!

Absolutely, 100% correct. The sharpest shots I get are from birds that are very close, or close enough to see well with the naked eye, and in good lighting. My camera CAN take sharp, good photos, but the circumstances required rarely present themselves. Another instance of this can be seen here, where I literally sat in a chair under the feeders for half an hour and waited for the birds to return.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S74731620?_gl=1*17skv0h*_ga*Njg0OTM1NDk5LjE1ODI4NDA4NjI.*_ga_QR4NVXZ8BM*MTYyMDY2MDYzOC44LjEuMTYyMDY2MDY3My4yNQ..#_ga=2.57012138.1026803051.1620510832-684935499.1582840862

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