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PRADATTA Registered since 10th Jan 2011Wed 12-Jan-11 08:28 AM
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"Step by step guide"


New Delhi, IN
          

Hi Nikonians!

Can anybody there to outline me best practices for wildlife photography. Is it aperture priority or shutter or simply M mode...I would like to have close sharp birds photo by using D7k wid 300f4D...any suggestions / guidance please.

Regards,

Pradipta

  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Wed 12-Jan-11 05:56 PM
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East Frisia, DE
          

It depends on the situation.

Are the birds flying or sitting ?

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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PRADATTA Registered since 10th Jan 2011Thu 13-Jan-11 05:34 AM
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New Delhi, IN
          

In both scenario..Just brief me should it be aperture priority or shutter with my glass (300mm f4D)..Regards,

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Wed 12-Jan-11 07:18 PM
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Nevis, US
          

That's a rather broad question. You may use all the exposure modes, depending upon the situation, at one time or another. And a 300mm isn't usually long enough for birds, especially small ones. Adding a 1.4 or 1.7 tele-converter would help.

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PRADATTA Registered since 10th Jan 2011Thu 13-Jan-11 06:00 AM
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New Delhi, IN
          

Yes Sir, you are right ..300mm is not close enough for birds photography..I will obviously use 1.4 as 1.7 is not that such compitible.

  

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jmiguez Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Oct 2010Thu 13-Jan-11 11:33 AM
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Pradatta, In my few months here I have found that there are a number of ways to get from point A to any other point in photography. These guys are very helpful with a particular question or a particular situation. However, when it comes to "just tell be what to do" they are hesitant to broad brush something.

As a start you might want to down load the excellent spreadsheet posted by Chroaz http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=4398&mesg_id=4398&page= The setting for Travel & landscape and Sports & Action might be a good starting point.

Also the threads below deal with birds. They offer suggestions.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=4277&mesg_id=4277&page=

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=3966&mesg_id=3966&page=

Lastly, the Wildlife forum is a goldmine of information on wildlife shooting.

Good luck and welcome to Nikonians.


John

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John

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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Fri 14-Jan-11 03:01 AM
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Warsaw, US
          

One suggestion I can give is specific to the 300mm f4. I always shoot in A priority for everything. I found my 300mm f4 has a sweet spot at f6.3. I set my camera on a stable surface and focused on an objective and shot at each aperture. I did this on several objects. It seems from f4 to f10 the sharpness is equal except for f6.3, where it is much sharper. I use this aperture most of the time. With a TC (1.4 or 1.7) usually f8-f10 is best.
You may want to try this with your lens if you want the sharpest image from your lens.
I hope this is the type of info your looking for.

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PRADATTA Registered since 10th Jan 2011Fri 14-Jan-11 04:59 AM
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New Delhi, IN
          

Thank you mr. Wayne Thomas...

  

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PRADATTA Registered since 10th Jan 2011Fri 14-Jan-11 04:51 AM
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Thanks John, Thanks for your guidance

  

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