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Which flower did you keep the focus on?

I always find myself in this type of tricky situation, which one to keep the focus on? I prefer center point focus, in this scenario if keep in the center between the 2 birds, chances of them going out of focus. These birds don't stay still either :laugh:
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I don't remember which one. I typically use a single point than hold the focus and center the frame. I was walking down the street, so it was on auto

Obviously, this is not mine, I just thought it was funny

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Baby Kangaroo, after pestering mommy for a drink and now feeling happy


With broken knees, I tried my best to get down to level my camera to his view, not the best shot, trying to dodge the crowd and make sure they don't trip or step on my feet

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Look at me...I am so Beautiful!!

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A little backyard birding action from about 25ft away while shooting in silent mode to not spook them. I might have to try and recreate the second shot using a faster shutter speed. I was only shooting 1/500 to keep the iso low. I liked that you could see their extra eyelid in the second shot.

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This bird absolutely didn't give any chance to react and I have to twist the lens all the way to 200mm, take the shot, the next shot he went into his little cave... and won't come out
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I was in East Boston earlier this morning and I went for a walk around a park near the Airport stop on the blue line. Not a ton to look at, but there were a crap ton of Robins. I have to say, Canon does a pretty decent job at noise reduction.

400mm, ƒ9, 1/400s, ISO 6400
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Which flower did you keep the focus on?

I always find myself in this type of tricky situation, which one to keep the focus on? I prefer center point focus, in this scenario if keep in the center between the 2 birds, chances of them going out of focus. These birds don't stay still either :laugh:

You do both of them and then stitch them in LR. There are compromises that sometimes need to be taken. But considering macro photography relies on stitching to achieve usable DoF, it is a norm.
 
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i can't recall the setting, it just ISO 800 with industar 50mm with macro tube
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Wee trip to Oban this weekend. Tonnes of pics, mostly guff.

Went for meal with wife (kept camera with me) and thought this might look nice. Opportune shot of the flower on the table with LED's behind.
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EOS R 1/10s f1.8 35mm ISO500

Another Scottish thing - we have these littered all over the highlands and lowlands. 500+ years ago they were all the rage.
"Hey, Donald, let's build a castle somewhere miserable, cold and bleak!"
"Alright Angus. How about here, on this tiny wee windswept island that appears to have an aversion to trees and shelter?"
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"Perfect. And Donald?"
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EOS R6 1/1000s f8 560mm ISO1000


Very hard to get these guys in focus when they're whooshing past trees. And very far away. I cropped this from 20+MP to 2.66MB of data.
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EOS R6 1/1000s f8 560mm ISO1250


It isn't common knowledge but Oystercatchers commonly travel in pairs and share their bright orange beaks. Here you can see that the left hand side bird has given it's beak to the other bird which I managed to capture in the act of putting it back on it's face. (Clearly, that's not true but that's how I keep seeing it when I look at the picture.)
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EOS R6 1/1000s f8 348mm ISO1000


The EOS R6 is a new addition (replacing my 7D MKII). I'm used to having 640mm effective reach with the 100-400 mkii on the APS-C body of the 7D. On the EOS R6 it's 400mm (full frame). I traded some lenses in and popped on the 1.4tc mkiii and that's why my reach is 560mm at f8 (which still has good AF across the whole display on the EOS R6).
 
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Been a bit down lately not posting much anywhere but last night I did this.
Canon 5D Mark IV , Canon EF 85mm f1.2 , 8 seconds , ISO 100 , F10. Popped flash in a softbox with transmitter at the end of the exposure or close to the end anyway as effing canon lock you out of rear curtain synch for off camera flash and also you need a canon branded flash anyway and I use Yongnuo's. Hope you enjoy. The model is so much fun to work with and easy going we will be working together in the future.

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She did a good job standing still
 

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Wee trip to Oban this weekend. Tonnes of pics, mostly guff.

Went for meal with wife (kept camera with me) and thought this might look nice. Opportune shot of the flower on the table with LED's behind.
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EOS R 1/10s f1.8 35mm ISO500


this pic is just *chef's kiss*
 

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She did a good job standing still
Actually, the flash was popped near the end of the exposure given Grunt's comment, so any movement likely wasn't captured because there wasn't enough light before the flash popped.
Popped flash in a softbox with transmitter at the end of the exposure or close to the end anyway as effing canon lock you out of rear curtain synch for off camera flash and also you need a canon branded flash anyway and I use Yongnuo's.
I haven't tried to be that creative with my flash yet. Any other oddities when not using a Canon branded flash? I have a Godox.
 
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On 28th it will be exactly one year since our dog, Snoop, passed away. I had local photo shop make a 40x30 cm print of the photo I took of him back in 2017.
 

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I was too close for what suddenly happened between two geese.

This is the definition of bad framing ruining a picture.

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1/1000s, f/5.6, 400mm, ISO 500

Zoom was 'tightened' so didnt have the convenience to pull to 300 or 200mm. Also, not in my defence, I wasn't quick enough to react. It's why I'm also shit at PUBG.
 
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I was too close for what suddenly happened between two geese.

This is the definition of bad framing ruining a picture.

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1/1000s, f/5.6, 400mm, ISO 500

Zoom was 'tightened' so didnt have the convenience to pull to 300 or 200mm. Also, not in my defence, I wasn't quick enough to react. It's why I'm also shit at PUBG.
It will be good for making memes:
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Couple of days back I bought myself the cute Pentax Q camera - 'World's smallest Inter changeable lens mirrorless camera', at least what I have read online lol. Sample from this camera.

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Cool thread with awesome shots! I'm lucky enough to live in a beautiful place and I enjoy taking pics around when I see something interesting. I'm only using full manual Minolta lenses from decades ago that I bought for a bargain considering their build and optical qualities. I was using a Sony Nex5 for a few years and recently bought a second hand Sony A9. I'd like to get a good AF zoom like the 100-400GM but it would cost more than all my lenses combined, I'm keeping an eye on the used market though. Here are some of my favorite shots, unfortunately I don't remember the setting I used and I'm not even sure about the lens in some cases. They are either unedited or edited without proper software/screen/skills and all were taken within a few hundred meters around my house

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 85mm f/2 ( probably )

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 200mm f/2.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 ( probably )

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Tele Rokkor 200mm f/2.8 + 2x teleconverter

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 85mm f/2

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro

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Sony A9 + Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8

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SonyA9 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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SonyA9 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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SonyA9 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony Nex5 + Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8

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Sony A9 + Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8 + 200s 2x teleconverter

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SonyA9 + Minolta MC Rokkor 35mm f/1.8

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Sony A9 + Tamron SP 300mm f/2.8 + 200s 2x teleconverter
 
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She did a good job standing still
The flash popped near the end of the exposure is why she is sharp in the frame. She was moving a fair bit while spinning the fire poi. :)

Actually, the flash was popped near the end of the exposure given Grunt's comment, so any movement likely wasn't captured because there wasn't enough light before the flash popped.

I haven't tried to be that creative with my flash yet. Any other oddities when not using a Canon branded flash? I have a Godox.
Thanks , The only oddity I come across is no rear curtain synch for non canon flash which is a pain for extreme macro stacking when trying to reduce vibrations from mirror slap and of course shots like that. But I have been told by others that the method I used works best anyway. :)
 
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