Hi Birdie, I realy enjoy this and I like you technique. I have tried my 150-500 with tubes and was marginally sucsesful. The zoom reacted as a focus devise. You shot at high speed, I therefore presume this was all handheld?
More or less, what was the distance from your lens to the subject(s)?
>Hi Birdie, I realy enjoy this and I like you technique. I >have tried my 150-500 with tubes and was marginally sucsesful. >The zoom reacted as a focus devise. >You shot at high speed, I therefore presume this was all >handheld? > >More or less, what was the distance from your lens to the >subject(s)?
Thank you very much. The one shot with the 500mm was approximately 20' to 25' from the subject. I was using a monopod with the 500mm.
The ones with the 300mm and tube were handheld . The distance to subject was about 5 to 8 feet.
It was a bit windy so that is part of the reason for the high shutter .
I was quite surprised and pleased how the 500 rendered the background and gave such separation.
>All nicely done Birdie. Curious as to why in #1 the top half >of the wings are blurred because it looks like it was shot >straight on. > >Rick
Rick, I am not really sure other than my depth of field should have been greater. I am fairly new to the D800 and finding that the depth of field is quite different than the D7000 . I need to learn to make adjustments for that .
Yes, FX over DX makes a difference, so I've read. I think my mind was trying to tell me the wings were folded back together and should be sharp but I know they are not and shouldn't be but responded too quickly before I straightened out my thinking cap.