I have been working on sparrows this late fall as they are so plentiful but are difficult to shoot in their natural settings. They seem very skittish and always on alert to vanish before I even get close to focus. I couldn't move fast enough to clear the left side of the frame of reeds but I think it adds to the pictures secretive aura. The sharpness has been tweaked very little and there has been minor cropping. As I move around from marsh to trees to brush, I have found the Programed Auto with ISO set at 400 to be most successful moving through the different lighting conditions. What can anyone prescribe for shooting in this type of "on the move" hunting that can improve my quaity?
Nikon D80 70-300mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR