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Cute Snaps: Birds Lined Up

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000 — image data
Morning Sun
on a cold Kyoto morning

Birds lined up on the veranda the other day looked cute. Snapped some shots.


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1800 — image data
I Know I Had a Butt Around Here Somewhere”

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 — image data
Forgot to Shower

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 900 — image data
( wish I would have focused on the near bird looking right at me )

Comments so far....

Even though I have no love for sparrows, I always LOVE your captions. These made me chuckle.

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on February 27th, 2013 at 11:00am JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Have you ever tried making a composite of images with different focal distances so that the end result looks all in focus from back to front? It might be interesting to try it with the little birds.

By the way, how far away were the birds when you made the photos?

That’s called “focus stacking”, and I’ve never tried it, and I suspect that it would be difficult with a moving subject. I could have just used a smaller aperture, I suppose, but I tend to like the big-aperture effect. The birds were probably about 10 meters (a city-bus length) away. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom in SF on March 2nd, 2013 at 10:35am JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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