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netzuser

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Hi akv,
nice shots in general.
As I see from the exifs all are taken with f:5,6.
You probably could gain more sharpness if you close it 1 or 2 steps.
Give it a try.
Regards
Uwe
 

akv

Well-Known Member
Thanks Uwe,
How do you see the exif data?
I was shooting hand held on P mostly I think. I can't remember, But if there's enough light I usually shoot at f8.
 

Steaphany

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akv,

Uwe may have something else, but I have and use
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to examine and view an image's EXIF data.

Here is an example of just some of the data carried by your posted wild5.JPG that PhotoME extracted:

[Camera]
Exposure time: 1/80"
F number: F5.6
Exposure program: Normal program
ISO speed rating: 800/30°
Exif version: Version 2.2
Date and time of original data generation: 2008-12-19 19:12:11
 

netzuser

Banned
Hi akv,
I use firefox as browser and there is a add-on " FxIF " which,if exist,
shows the exif-data,on the full image > right click > properties

There is a second add-on " Exif Viewer " which doesn´t work as reliable as
FxIF.

Regards
Uwe
EDIT:

This is what I get:

Kamera-Hersteller: SIGMA
Kamera-Modell: SIGMA SD14
Aufnahmedatum: 2008:12:19 19:12:11
Blitz: nein
Brennweite: 300.0mm (KB-Format entsprechend: 510mm)
Belichtungszeit: 0.013s (1/80)
Blende: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Weißabgleich: automatisch
Belichtungsmessung: Matrix
Belichtung: Programm (automatisch)
Belichtungsmodus: Automatische Belichtungsreihe

EDIT2: You should set your camera date / time

EDIT3: smile
 

akv

Well-Known Member
haha cool. Thanks for the info!
Wow I didn't know that it embedded all that info. Now I don't have to worry about trying to remember all the settings.
Isn't technology great? :)
 

Steaphany

Well-Known Member
akv,

When you call up the Image Info within SPP, either from the thumbnail view or the single image window, the popup contains an abbreviation of the available EXIF data relevant to the camera settings plus EXIF saved manipulations.

If you use an assortment of filters, that info is NOT carried through to the EXIF.
 

Robert.4507

Well-Known Member
Hi AKV,

Nice shots, I especially like the expression on the chickadee. Looks like he held still long enough to look dead at the camera.

good luck with your pictures,

Robert
 

akv

Well-Known Member
Thanks!

There's so much in SPP I still have to learn. I just jumped right into it. I'm sure there are lots of details that I'm missing out on. I guess I'll have to take the time and really learn it.

Yeah the chickadee was checking me out. They're usually off and flying within a few seconds of landing and preening. I guess they're starting to get a model complex hehe!
 

Robert.4507

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Hi AKV,

I have been looking through my field guide and can not seem to find the yellow bird, do you know the species name? and was that three at once? There was once one at my feeder, but I have not seen him again.

This past week the bullies (common grackles) have been taking over, they are pretty much running every one else out. Such piggish gluttons.

Robert
 

Robert.4507

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Hi Akv,

It seems that the yellow bird is a female American Goldfinch. Found her on wiki.

I enjoyed these critters.

Robert
 

akv

Well-Known Member
Thanks Robert and Klaus,
Those squirrels are geniuses for finding their ways into birdfeeders.

And Robert, I was going to say a Finch of some kind. The color on that female is more a neon yellow. Very pretty.
Thanks!
 

notalent

Active Member
Those squirrels are geniuses for finding their ways into birdfeeders.
I notice that the cardinal is sitting on an anti-squirrel bird feeder. I can vouch for the effectiveness of that particular model at defeating the brain trust of squirrel intelligentsia. :)
 

akv

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Yes notalent,
They used to drop down from a tree branch like commandos onto the top of the feeder and reach down for the seed but I trimmed the branch back and greased up the pole with some vegetable spray so it's harder for them. They just hang around under the feeder now snacking on whatever seeds the birds drop. I have a feeling they're just biding their time though.
 
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