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bhf3737

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Fully agree with Click.

Maybe just a bit too much sharpening visible in the bg.
If you see it in the full res pic, too, you could try to reduce it a little bit.
Thanks both. I guess the look is because of noise level (ISO 10K at f/16) to freeze the motion. The Topaz DenoiseAI does sharpening and noise reduction together. I will play with reducing the sharpness level in it. Thanks again.
 

Maximilian

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... the look is because of noise level (ISO 10K at f/16) to freeze the motion. ... I will play with reducing the sharpness level in it. Thanks again.
That was just my two cents without looking for the EXIF.
And just imagine what you can do today with ISO 10k :oops:
Still a really great picture. (y)
 
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AlanF

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@stevelee raised the subject of sharpness and BIF, and I remarked that a bit of wing blur could give the sense of motion but the beak and eye should be sharp. I recall now some shots I took 9 years ago, when I was very young and had a 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC on a 7D (unfortunately I was just taking jpegs then). Suddenly, along came my only chance of a hovering kingfisher, and I was set up at iso400 and the shutter speed was 1/330s - so small that it is upscaled 2x to post. I got the head perfectly in focus, and had almost the ultimate wing motion. It does show something. Today, I would have 20-30 shots at 1/3200s and make a gif.;)

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... of a hovering kingfisher, and I was set up at iso400 and the shutter speed was 1/330s - so small that it is upscaled 2x to post. I got the head perfectly in focus, and had almost the ultimate wing motion. It does show something. Today, I would have 20-30 shots at 1/3200s and make a gif.;)
And I would prefer that "old" photo :love: any time over any gif ;)
 
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FrenchFry

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Greetings BIF enthusiasts! Jan and Glenn released their latest video today, and it focuses entirely on BIFs and BIF settings! I know everyone posting here is already a BIF pro, but in case you are curious to see what settings others are using or know a friend trying to get into BIFs, I found this video to be a great introduction.

 

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When I was in Northern Germany lately this juvenile buzzard was flying over our house and always crying.
Seems it was about to be weaned at this time.
Shortly after this juvenile an old one - maybe its mom - appeared, obviously in moult.
It was followed and attacked by swallows - funnily those didn't care about the juvenile. I suppose they knew that it wasn't dangerous to them (right now).

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On a walk with a 24-105 and this juvenile Gull went by. Totally spontaneous image that is limited by the amount of crop needed. (RF 24-105 @ f/7/1 iso 3200 1/800)
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