03-05-2019 03:29 PM - edited 03-05-2019 03:31 PM
Great efforts! Bald eagles are such majestic birds and they are a joy just to watch.
I see you were using the T5 or T5i, but what lens or lenses were you using for these captures? I suspect they have been fairly heavily cropped. Didn't you get a Canon 80D recently to replace your T5 - how did that go?
I find it always helpful when I publish images to give the info from the EXIF such as camera, lens, focal lenght, shutter speed, f-stop and ISO.
03-06-2019 10:53 AM
Thank you. Yes I did just purchase a refurb D80. The lens I use is a: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Zoom Lens.
So I do have a good lens, cost quite a bit more than I paid for my Rebel. And yes these pics were cropped but I still had to resize them quit a bit to load them. So they lost a little quality in the transition.
I was stuggling getting focused pics of the Eagles in flight, hoping my new D80 does a better job. I have taken several stills and various focus settings. The D80 has so many options, from 45 pt, zone to 1 pt focus. Trying to determine, which setting is best for each pic. The beauty of a digital, is you just take a ton of pics and keep the good ones. I recently took an awesome pic of a Northern Cardinal. Very clear and detailed.
Any tips and suggestions are always welcome.