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4 of 7: Nothing to be done...

4 of 7: Nothing to be done...

Under the forest canopy there is no hope without flash. Here, an American Robin was a nice easy target at 25 feet--a bit far for flash. ISO 1600, wide open at f/5.6, 400mm, 1/320s, and exposure compensation pushed +2. Nothing more I can do with natural light to get this shot.

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Susan Sanders16-Jul-2008 07:24
I was thinking the same as Alan. Hit a burst at the lower SS, holding as steady as you can, and one of them may be usuable. It's fun to see how low you can push the SS, all you have to lose are some shots that need deleting later.
Allan Claybon12-Jul-2008 17:29
Hi Greg,
We've all been in the same situation. Since you're already pushing the camera to its limits, why not lower the exposure speed to something approaching 1/60, and hope you can hold steady? I face similar situations in shaded woods with backlit sun reaching through the tree crown and lean toward slower speeds vs. higher iso's. A short burst also may provide one that is reasonably sharp. For about 2 years I used the 20D with the 100/400 and faced similar choices.
I like the idea of the blog and will check back later.
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