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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

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The Nikon vs. Canon debate is much more a religious argument than a real technical merit one.  Both companies make superb cameras and lenses.  The EOS XS looks like a pretty nice camera, probably on par with Nikon's D60.  I doubt that changing from Canon to Nikon will help.  All it will mean is that you have to start over learning a new system.  Kiwi can probably tell you all about this Smile

When you said you didn't get any good shots today, what was wrong with them?  Was it focus/sharpness, or was it exposure (too light or dark)?

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birdseye:

here is some of the photos.. i dont know if picasaweb gives enuf exif info, but..


thanks

Birdseye that link you gave takes you to picasa's web site not to your images tou will need to supply the full web address to your piece of picasa

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birdseye:

oops...

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not sure about the " # " on the end, but...

Thanks birdseye I took alook sent you an email  but I forgot to they you the reason for the last one in that gallery.

Filename: IMG_0884.jpg
Camera: Canon
Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 300mm

The thing that really stands out here is the shutter speed 1/50sec this is very slow and that is the reason why this one is blurry it is motion blur as a general rule with a 300mm lens hand held you need at min a shutter speed 1/640 that is what they say anyhow you could get away with 1/400 as you are panning

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In only my second month of birding, this thing came flying out of my tree.  It is still my favorite birding experience and the previous picture to this one became my avatar.

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What a great thread. Who am I kidding, this whole site is great. Not only have I learned about the birds I photograph, I have also learned valuable information on how to take better pictures of them. I am always trying to catch that perfect "in flight" shot, and have come close on a few occasions. Here is my most recent flyby shooting. Shot with an Olympus E-510, 70-300 f4-5.6 at 277mm, ISO 100, exposure 1/1250sec, aperture 6.3, continuous auto focus, continuous shooting mode. As always, constructive criticism is most welcomed.

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