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This is an older image shot in JPEG on a t2i. Any thoughts on how to make it more dramatic via shutter speed while tracking?
Exif Data
  • EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • f/7.1
  • 190mm
  • 1/250 seconds
  • 200

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Hi Joshua! In terms of the assignment, I think you nailed it, great focus and not an easy thing to do on a flying bird with a Rebel camera! You’ve got skills!

    To be more dramatic or creative, the only thing I can think of is to just go for broke and try shooting at a slower shutter speed. If a bird is flying in a decently smooth pattern / direction, and your lens has stabilization, you might be able to get away with shooting at 1/60 or 1/30 sec, or maybe even 1/15 or 1/8 depending on how much faint blur you’re willing to accept, and yet still get the bird’s eyes and beak in pretty sharp focus. It might be really, really cool to see the waves in the background go totally blurry! …Even if it takes like, 50 shots to get just one perfectly sharp one haha.

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  2. Shivani Reddy

    Still a bit of blur here on the wings so I think adjusting your exposure settings to compensate for a faster shutter speed would be ideal. 

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