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Sunday, 20 May 2012

I'm a convert!

No, not to a new religion, but to using a tripod when taking photos. 

Click to enlarge.

This heron is voicing it's irritation at being disturbed and chased from it's previous roost. Not the most melodious of voices.

Using my tripod I took this photo at a distance of about a hundred meters plus and I was amazed at the sharpness of the image compared to previous photos of herons I'd taken without a tripod. If you enlarge photo you will see how sharp, maybe crisp is a better word, the image is.  

Waiting for me to leave so it could fly back to it's original roost in a willow tree over the water, where this particular heron roosts every night.


OneStonedCrow said...

Wow yes ... great pics ... did you use a 300mm lens ...

... I've ruined countless shots because I don't use a tripod ... perhaps I should change my ways ...

Phillip said...

Camera: Canon PowrShot SX40 HS. Zoom lens.
Focal length, 150.5mm
iso100 for the first picture.
Focal lenght, 150.5mm
iso 500
for the second picture.
Was experimenting a bit.

Gorges Smythe said...

I swear that you can even see the disgust in his eye!

Jo said...

Wow Phil, I enlarged the photos and they ARE crisp. I need to take out my tripod, walk into the nearby bush and seriously start taking photos again! Love Jo

Shoreman said...

A tripod definately takes the shake, rattle, and roll out of the pictures. Good photos.


Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Phil. I really need a tripod because I'm so shaky and wobbly. Good idea. I'll have to give it some serious thought when I get my good camera back from the repair shop.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I agree about the tripod... It especially works best when I'm using my 300mm lens.

Hubby uses a tripod when he takes his water pictures --such as the ones in today's blog post.

Great pictures of the heron...