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I am having trouble photographing birds. Do I use the telephoto lens or the wide angle lens? I also have a macro lens for my Canon EOS 400D SLR Also what settings do I take them at. I have a tripod but the birds are too quick so they have to be for hand held. I am finding that when taking them with the telephoto lens they are not sharp and the background is blurred and not good. Thank you Val

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2009

    Thank you for your reply . I am glad I was using the right lens so my settings must be wrong. I used Auto mainly Should I use a different setting, ISO , shutter speed etc. Thanks Val

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Use the telephoto lens.. wide angle will tend to distort the image and provide too much detail( distraction) around the object of interest. Bird pictures become more interesting when they are mainly of the bird. So when you look through the lens, zoom up to the bird to the point where you have it nicely framed with none of its parts outside of the frame.
Capture the whole image.

Wide angle lens is mainly used for scenery or where you want to take a group photo or panorama.

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  • dennis bullard Nov 29, 2009

    Helllo again,

    Using AUTO is fine, but read your manual and set up the ISO in accordance with the light that is available and the speed etc.

    If you want to photograph a humming bird I would manually turn your ISO wheel to the highest setting say 5000 or whatever is close to that. The higher speed will freeze the subject in flight.
    If it is very bright light then a larger number aperture ( smaller hole) say F16 or F22. If it is overcast or dim light smaller numbered aperture F8.

    as long as you set your ISO for what you want in relation to the speed of ther object and the average light , the auto should select the appropriate aperture.

    if you are in a darkened situation for photo shooting owls then the ISO should be set to a lower value 64 or less
    This type of manipulation is called pulling and pushing.
    On film back in the dark ages if you had a film marked ASA64 and you went into a cave to film you could crank up the ASA to ASA300 and get photos that would not normally develop.as long as you told the developer that it was 'Pushed". They would treat it differently in process and you would have pictures not generally available on that level of ASA.

    It might be better to get a book on Digital Photography and read some of this material... Its not complicated.. and it makes for good shots you can win money with and even enter competitions.

    Good luck, always be willing to experiment.. digital is less exoensive and far mor instantaneous than film was

    Dennis
    Nettiser Australia


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