crows, gandhi, beach, chennai, thereeddotman, irfan, hussain

Crows at Gandhi beach

TRYING OUT BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

I never did wild life photography ever before. Neither did I ever think of giving it a try. First off, I think I need a telephoto lens of maximum focal length of at least 300 or 400mm. And those lenses cost quite a fortune. So I might buy them somewhere in future and actually venture into wild life part of photography, some time later. But this is the closest that I could get to it with my current gear.

CROW WATCH

I shot this when I was taking a walk along the Gandhi beach with my wife. There were this couple who were throwing scraps of food for this bunch of crows. They were flying from here and there and it wasn’t easy to take a shot. I clicked a lot of them, but I felt this was the best that I got from the lot.

crows, gandhi, beach, chennai, thereeddotman, irfan, hussain
Crows at Gandhi beach. It’s the closes thing that anyone can get to bird photography within city limits. Easily.

TECHNICALITIES

You can see how immature the shot is. There is an obvious motion blur. I guess doing the back button focus is the biggest mistake that I could have done here. The thing is, the VR of the 55-200mm lens works only when the shutter button is pressed half way down. Also, that’s when the VR part of the lens comes into play. But anyway, it’s only a start. I shot this at 1/500sec, ISO400, F/5.6.

 

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