Through a dirty window

Discussion in 'Nature' started by tonyturley, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Playing with my OM-D E-M5 with a Minolta MD Tele Rokkor-X 135mm f/3.5. Nice, compact lens that makes a lightweight combo with the E-M5. It was gray and overcast, and I was shooting moving things through a dirty dual-pane window, so I'm reasonably pleased with the results. No way I could have been outside and be as close as I was to the birds.










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  2. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Well look at the bright side...
    At least it's not a "selfie" in front of a dirty bathroom mirror! :wink: :biggrin:
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Your feeding station looks popular - good effort in the circumstances.
  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    OK. It's time to clean the window. It's too good a opportunity for bird watching/photography. Great vantage point.

    I wonder if a filter of some kind, might help cut the haze, that long lenses have a tendency to magnify.
  5. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    bird movement, low shutter speeds are your enemies plus camera shake with a long lens

    Don't know much about the EM-5, but you need to nail the (spot) focus on the birds head/eye

    tripods are invaluable when shooting birds

    just hopefully helpful points, not criticisms in any way
  6. tonyturley

    tonyturley SC All-Pro

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Yep, cleaned them yesterday. I missed a great shot this morning because I forgot to put the card back in the camera. :(
    I've never had much success using a tripod with birds. I did get a monopod to use at this spot; just didn't think of pulling it out. The E-M5 has IS, but these birds were constantly moving.

    Thanks for all the replies.

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