This week's motif is MANUALLY FOCUSED CAPTURES - please post your photos here of wild birds captured without the aid of autofocus.
The Sigmonster Tamer suggested this week's motif.
Posting is voluntary, and if your bird pic doesn't fit the week's motif, you can post these as usual in the Bird Photos section. Only mods can open new motif threads, but all members can post and even guests can view the posts. Multiple posts are allowed too.
Let's post shooting info and standardize our presentation (see format of my first post) so viewers will know how the photo was taken:
Nectarina jugularis (Olive Backed Sunbird) Female Canon20D +EF 70-300mm IS USM Canon MF Exposure:0.008 sec (1/125) courtesy of Nestor Non Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 300 mm ISO Speed: 200 Handheld Date and Time: 2008:02:27 14:31:21 San Juan City-Garden
Great captures everybody!!! I'm so envious of y'all who can manually focus because....
I can't focus manually.. I have bad eyes!!
Lol, Bob.... grab your UWA, manually set the focus to MFD, then crawl next to a Pelican or Cormorant. No need to fine tune focus, or frame through the VF. Just point the lens in the general direction of the bird and the UWA's large field of view will take care of framing. Voila, you've your motif shot! ;D ;D ;D
Nectarina jugularis (Olive Backed Sunbird) Female Canon20D + 70-300mm IS Sigma MF Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125) Aperture: f/5.6 Focal Length: 300 mm ISO Speed: 200 Handheld Date and Time: 2008:02:27 14:31:21 San Juan City-Garden
Killer shots, Ate Lyds..... seems you're now infected with the "capture-them-larger-than-life" virus! ;D
All wonderful shots guys !!! Wow Ate Lyds - Yeheyyyyyy nice to see you posting bird photos na with long lens ah.
I normally use manual focus with all my shots whenever I am using the 300mm + 2x TC combo and AF with my 400mm but this is one of those rare instances when I used the 400mm + 2x TC to capture a moving bird and got a clear shot of it using MF.
I don't normally use a 2x TC with the 400mm lens but it just so happened that I was trying to take photos of the American Wigeon which was located really far and all of sudden I saw this grey heron approaching and so tried my luck at capturing it.