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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011Sun 20-Jan-13 05:49 PM
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These things will help you a lot:

*Single point focus--get it exactly on what YOU want to be the sharpest point.

*Smaller aperture--f/5.6 doesn't give you enough depth of field at that focal length.

*increase your ISO to 400 or 800, to give you faster shutter speeds, even at the smaller aperture. I get good images at ISO 800 on my D3100.

If you want to do shots like this, you really need a 300 mm lens absolute minimum. I started out with the 55-200mm like you, and my first upgrade was to the 55-300. My next upgrade will be to the Sigma 150-500.

working on it in Middle TN
Nikon D3100

35 mm 1.8 Nikkor
18-55 mm Nikkor VR
55-200 mm Nikkor VR
55-300 mm Nikkor VR
150-500 mm Sigma OS
Feisol CT3471 & Markins M20 ballhead

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