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    squirrel with nut

    c&c please

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    James, try to read our tutorial on how to post images here at CiC so we can view your images bigger. I suggest you use some of these free image web hosting sites like photobucket, flickr, or tinypics if you want.

    Based on your small thumbnails, I think it's a decent shot. My only comment is that you positioned the nutter straight in the middle.

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    ok sorry I know that I am kinda stumbling here ,computers are kinda new to me too .lol . I will take tutorial again .

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    ok sorry I know that I am kinda stumbling here ,computers are kinda new to me too .lol . I will take tutorial again .
    You're fine. We all have to start somewhere. I am using flickr.com to host the images I'm posting here. It's free, all you have to do is to make an account. Once you did that, it's much easier to link your images here for posting. Good luck.

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    ok sorry I know that I am kinda stumbling here ,computers are kinda new to me too .lol . I will take tutorial again .
    There are a lot of us in a similar position, James, and many of us initially had problems getting the upload procedure to work (and on occasions still forget something). My excuse is that I'm from a pre digital age.

    And is it possible to include a bit of equipment and shooting details.

    That is an interesting photo but I wonder if the camera has auto focused on part of the tree which has left the squirrel looking a bit on the soft side.

    This is a common problem with wildlife shots. If possible, I prefer to manually focus or if using auto focus I just use the centre focusing point. Focus, hold focus, and recompose the scene. All subject to having a cooperative model though.

    I suspect that a bit of selective sharpening would work well here.
    Last edited by Geoff F; 12th February 2011 at 06:31 PM. Reason: extra line

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    Hi There,

    Here's the link direct to the post that covers the steps you're missing out. See the bit "How to make an attached thumbnail appear larger and inline".

    As you can see; I have fixed it above, and also in another thread you posted.

    BTW; Is that really two images?, or the same one attached twice?

    Geoff is correct - the AF has missed the squirrell and latched onto the branches a little in front, so the squirrell itself is out of focus

    It just takes practice I'm afraid and even then some luck will be involved.

    Here's a duff image I shot today (click to see bigger). Note that I managed to keep the subject sharp even though it was obscured by the tree so, a shot for the bin if not to prove it can be done with practice It just requires very careful positioning of the centre AF point on the subject - and making sure the camera is set up to only use that ONE point, I also have it on Continuous AF (servo) mode to track the little wotsits while they hop from branch to branch. This is uncropped.

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    Re: squirrel with nut

    Thanks Dave I thinkl i have the tiny pics figured now (crosses fingers). I went through my manual and sure enough I can change focal point. I will practice that technique tomorrow.I cant wait.. thanks all I am learning a lot now that I found this site .

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