Registered: Oct 14, 2012
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Please reference here. The two things I got from that thread was to not crop so tightly and to increase the DOF. So, here is another attempt. Any CC is welcome, even if I still messed up.
2. Pine Siskin? I know the head is slightly OOF. It's that pesky DOF. Some crop here. About 13 mp. I feel some detail is lost.
F10.0 1/50 sec.
3. Chickadee. Big crop. These things are tiny compared to the Cardinals. 8 mp. Maybe its my eyes but it looks like a lot less detail me compared to the cardinal.
F10.0 1/40 sec
Any CC welcome. I know some might think 1/40 far to slow. but this is on a rock solid tripod, current Canon 4 stop IS (I think), and wired remote shutter release. The birds in the referenced thread were mostly at F6.3 or F7.1 but at higher shutter speeds. In general, my sense is that some detail is lost at F10.
Opinions? Maybe there is some motion blur in here?