I clicked this image in one of the national parks in the US with a Sony 100-400mm lens. I tried my best to get lower to the eye level of the Elk but still couldn’t get a creamy bokeh in the background may be because of the limitation of the lens or distance from the subject. Thus I decided to desaturate the colors so that the main subject — the Elk, could get more visual attention. I would like to know if this experimentation here works somewhat or did I take too much liberty in post-processing a wildlife image. Thank you!
Forgot to add Exif Info – 400mm | 1/400s handheld | ISO 2000 | f/5.6
What I didn’t like-
1.The brown bark of the trees in the BG, they create distractions
2.The white spot above the bird.
Camera Body- Nikon D4s, Lens- Nikkor 200-500 @f5.6 nad 390mm 1/8000s shutter speed( it was flying and perched for one moment) iso-6400 shot on the 30th of May 2019
Shot with Nikon D500 and Sigma 60-600 lens at f8, 185 mm, 1600 ISO, spot metering, 1/1000 Speed at Kabini. Overall, I personally liked this image. Just wanted to know whether spot metering was the best option here?.
Malabar pied hornbill shot by NiKon D500, at 600 mm by Sigma 60-600 Lens, ISO 1250, 1/1250, spot metering. Though the light was good, I feel there are grains and not very sharp image. The branch is an obstruction here but since the direction was such couldnt help. The eyes are clear though and I have the cropped the picture also. Sir… My question is 1. How to get sharper image in such cases and 2. Can more editing can be done to make the pic more appealing.
taken at f/8
Hi Sudhir, Bar Headed Goose in flight : Nikon D7100, Nikon 55-300, @300mm, f5.6, 1/1600, ISO400 : This is handheld with 55-300 @300mm. This was shot from a small boat at Bhgwan but was sufficiently still in water. I had waited to see this feathers formation when these beauties land and tried to chose one when its neck/neak/eyes came out of that shape. My problem with this – 1. in flight – not tack sharp as wished (is it due to shooting at full 300mm and the object was a little far say around 20metres) 2. shutter speed – is it sufficient (1/1600) 3.the colours – contrast – did not get that beautiful as it seemed to naked eye 4. missing wow factor – what could have been ? the sky was dull and had no clouds or any effect , also the horizontal separation line. what can be done ? is crop the only solution ? Please let me know what could have been achieved and is missed and must be improved.
Shutter speed you have used is decent enough, no issues there.
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Please provide your feedback. I am posting here the screenshot just to show the autofocusing points available in my camera and what I have used. The cropped image is the 100% zoom of the image. The details of the camera and lens are given below. Exif is in the image itself.
Canon 1300D | Canon EF 70-300mm IS lens
Now coming to the image itself.
– The subject is quite far in the frame.
– Hardly occupies around 10% of the frame.
– It’s a 1300D camera with the 70-300 lens (not a very sharp lens)
The 3 factors above are good enough not to get you a very sharp image for this image. Do not expect to get crisp sharp image when the subject is so far and you zoom in this much. Given the situation, what you have got is quite decent.
Actually I am doubting my lens capability as well and thought of taking it to Canon store for replacement. Having bought that for quite a money compared to 55-250mm lens, I was expecting some better sharpness and when the same is not achieved, I am getting discouraged. I start doubting my technique as well, if I am missing something !!
Please do go through the composition part in the video tutorials and pay attention to each of the topics…you need to be very critical about all those points and keep that in mind while shooting in the field.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 70-200mm, Manual Exposure shot 1/1000 sec., f/4 70mm, ISO 100, one AF point, AI Focus, Image quality RAW & JPEG L 6720×4480, no tripod. Please guide me why I could not perceive sharp image. (Blurry once zoom in 25% ++). I am new to EOS 5D Mark IV and learning.
Sudhir Sir, kindly give your comment and advise on this image.
Exif: ISO 100 ; F-Stop: f/2.8 ; Exposure time:1/640 sec ; Exposure: -0.3 ; Focal Length: 200 mm ; Metering: Spot.
The twig near the eye is distracting but I could not avoid it. I have also cropped the image slightly to avoid the distractions like semi dried leaves.