Red-tailed Hawk

jwmunro   

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Taken:
2018-12-03
Uploaded: 2018-12-16
Camera:
NIKON D810
Lens:
500 mm F4.0 + TC17X
Focal length: 850 mm
F-Stop:
6.7
Filter:
N/A
Shutter Speed:
1/800 s
Tripod:
No
ISO:
800
Flash:
No

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Critiques for this photo (6):

Buin (2018/12/16)

PB-Photography (2018/12/16)

guillaumejm (2018/12/16)

plimrn (2018/12/16)

Current discussion:

plimrn (2018/12/20 19:15:21): Sorry I missed the like button earlier. No, it's the RSS 40 with an L plate
jwmunro (2018/12/16 23:43:49): Hi Pat and dial in my shutter

I leave on Dec 27th and arrive sometime during midday Dec 28th in Socorro and my hotel reservation is through Jan 4, 2019.

I too have trouble with spot on focus so my focus is always auto and I have my focus on the back button and separate from the shutter release. This allows me to focus and the change camera position for composition and maintain focus. The manual that I always recommend is for exposure. I select my aperture and then zero out the exposure with the shutter speed. Now if you cannot attain what you want then you have to dial in ISO to get a shutter speed and exposure within sensor limits, i.e. no blinkies, no motion blur, and no shakes. The newer cameras have much better noise attenuation than the older ones so ISO 800, even 1000-1200, is very good. In ACR us must always check for noise above ISO 800. If my image is sharp I can use noise reduction in ACR to remove most of it if not all. I go no more than 50 on the noise slider and then clear the rest in DxO NIK dFine. (Actually I like dFine much better than ACR.)

Do you have the RRS BH55 head? That is one nice head and both Jo and I have them on our tripods.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

John

W.Lim (2018/12/17)

Current discussion:

jwmunro (2019/01/03 17:31:07): Hi Way

Thanks for the visit and comment. This is a situation where you need to be very precise with your focus otherwise the twigs will steal focus and you would have a ruined shot. Separating the focus from the shutter release is the only way to make this work.

John

feather (2018/12/23)