Mockingbird in two poses (paste-up)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by dalethorn, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2013
    Charleston SC
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    This is one bird in two poses, and it's obvious that I mirror-imaged one for the paste-up. I needed to use ISO 100 to prevent erosion from noise, since the feather details disappear first. Due to the slow shutter speed (burst shooting helps a lot), you can see that each tail has subject movement causing blur. In addition, and probably because of the low shooting angle, the camera focused more on the wing feathers than the eye on the left-side image. It's interesting that in spite of the tiny sensor and the usually wide DOF, the 15 power (720 mm) zoom magnification makes focusing critical for subjects like this.

    Panasonic ZS-40, f6.4, 1/20 sec. handheld, ISO 100.
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