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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 16:00   #1
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Best bird picture I ever took

Hello,

So, a user here gave me some recommendations on using my camera. I took his advice and tried it out. Here is a picture of a red tailed hawk I took awhile ago before I took his advice.

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Yesterday, I took his advice and tried out a new setting on my camera. I witnessed a 3 way hawk fight and got a picture of one of the hawks on the new setting. The result was the best bird photo I ever took.

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You can see the difference. I caught the talons of the hawk in the second picture as well as a lot of detail.

Well, that was my birding day yesterday. Thanks to that user who gave me that advice!

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 08:02   #2
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Just out of interest could you enlighten as to what your camera/lens is and what settings you are on in order to have the improved results?

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 15:57   #3
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sure. I have a Kodak Pixpro AZ252 camera. I was on the auto setting in the first picture, and on the next picture, I was on shutter priority. I set my shutter speed to 1/2000.

Thats about it.

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Old Thursday 22nd August 2019, 17:03   #4
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A 25x zoom based on 24mm which is good at 50mm coupled with 16mpx top resolution and is a good price

I have a couple of Canon 7D bodies with a couple of zooms up to 600mm but for general field birding i use 1 of 2 Lumix bridge cameras similiar to your spec and just set on ‘burst’ tend to get record shots of anything notable that i see or find (not much of the latter tbh). When abroad i now take a Canon body, both lenses and the latest upgrade Lumix

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Wow amazing! It brings me such joy to see avifauna photography at these levels. I remember once I saw a similarly majestic passerine but lacked the personal finesse to catch it on my Cannon EOS 80D
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