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A Case of Eyes Bigger Than Tummy
A Case of Eyes Bigger Than Tummy - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(1st February 2015)
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A Case of Eyes Bigger Than Tummy

OK , a nice close shot and reasonably sharp but my issue with a number of shots taken today is "noise". I had about 7 or 8 pics and I was getting great close ups, one shot even filled the frame with only the robins head and half the wings but on some of the shots with some background the noise is so obvious. I had the camera set to sport mode to freeze any movement but at a cost. I think I should in future set a max iso value but my question is if the camera pushes the iso so high , is the noise always going to be at this level? If so why put it that high in the first place. Any views?
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program: Program Action, Focal length: 250 mm, Aperture: f 5.7, ISO: 3200, Exposure time: 1/800 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: February 1, 2015, 10:04 am
ImageID:1195163, Image size: 4887 x 2986 pixels

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Comment by Dave John(1st February 2015)

Stunning shot Vince. Personally I would have set Aperture priority and a fairly wide stop as you have in this case and probably 800 ISO which should still have given you a reasonable shutter speed. Does your lens have stabilization as that will help too. Also did you use your monopod? But yes at 3200 you will always quite noticeable noise, not that it intrudes too much on this image. The eyes and beak are very sharp which is spot on as it should be

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn (Photo owner)(1st February 2015)

Thanks for the comments Dave, I did think you would say something along those lines. Yes the 55-250 does have IS, and no did not have the monopod on the go- too much bobbing up and down and dashing about, and I am not talking about the robin !

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Comment by Dave John(1st February 2015)

Thought that lens had IS and if i remember correctly that gives a 3 or 4 stop advantage? In which case you could probably get away with ISO 400 at widest aperture which is f5.6. I have to say I don't think I have used any of the 'presets' on my 500D mainly stick to aperture priority and juggle shutter and ISO, again rarely going over 800

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Comment by rustyruth(2nd February 2015)

It's a great shot Vince, as for the technical angle, count me out, I'm a great fan of auto sadly, my camera is a P&S so I can't do too much with it. I don't even think it has a sports mode.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(2nd February 2015)

Brilliant pic Vince

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Comment by Colin Jones(12th February 2015)

Great photo and some excellent comments

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