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Woodpecker on the bird feeder

Closest I've managed to get, no cropping involved!

The OOF areas to the tail of the bird are not too satisfactory though!








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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

PS. This is through the double glazing as opening the window would have spooked it!
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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

Fine shots - I guess the OOF is inevitable given the very shallow Depth of Field for a wide open 300 + MC14 at that close range.
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Fine shots - I guess the OOF is inevitable given the very shallow Depth of Field for a wide open 300 + MC14 at that close range.
Do you know (or does anyone else know) whether a stop or so would have improved the performance over the wide open setting? (depth of field would increase, but would the double image feature improve in the OOF areas?)
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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

I wish we got those on our feeders!
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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

I've actually just taken a handful of shots of a woodpecker on our silver birch - and I prefer yours for the excellent detail. Well done. Wish our garden birds would be a bit braver.
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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

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Do you know (or does anyone else know) whether a stop or so would have improved the performance over the wide open setting? (depth of field would increase, but would the double image feature improve in the OOF areas?)
A 1/2 stop does improve the sharpness slightly, then you are getting into diffraction!
The OOF area looks more like a product of double glazing?
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Re: Woodpecker on the bird feeder

Walti - Excuses Excuses! Fantastic shots. Angle wise were you taking them from 1st Floor, or just crept up and hunched over your target. Thanks, lovely pics. Occasionally get a WP on our feeders but no where near close enough.
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Walti - Excuses Excuses! Fantastic shots. Angle wise were you taking them from 1st Floor, or just crept up and hunched over your target. Thanks, lovely pics. Occasionally get a WP on our feeders but no where near close enough.
Looking down from the first floor (hence the snow background making it look like a studio shot!).
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