Hi all...so..i went to the pilanesberg reserve this weekend..and put my girly 55-200 kit lens to the test. this is my first outing and would just like to get some views from anyone about anything..if ive cropped right, if compostion is ok..if my exposure is ok. One thing i struggled with is to get the birds into really sharp focus..i set my camera to aperture priority,focus mode to single servo AF and Area mode to Single point AF..now..i was shooting mostly on 200mm end and hand held with VR. So i set my ISO to Auto..but kept it lower than 800. Can anyone recommend better settings for wildlife and birdlife? All shots were with my Nikon D5100 and 55-200mm kit lens. So ..basically all C+C is welcome and greatly appreciated. Ive put some of my bird images here and will put some of my buck pics in a new post. I hope i've done a little justice to some of South Africas birdlife.
First is an Orange-breasted bush shrike.
Next is a Lilac breasted Roller...never seen them puffed up like this ..seems a lot chubbier i dont know..something about image seems wrong...to dark me thinks.
Pied Kingfisher...wish i got him when he caught it!!!!! i put a 2nd one as well and wanted to know wat you think of the compostion..not often you get to see a bird from above.
Dark capped bulbul..im also putting a sort of play aroun abstract image of his chest after it. Let me know what you think
I'd like to say thanks to all with the advice i hope to be getting.
BIG thank you and i hope u njoy some of the images.