Saturday, 10 October 2009

Focusing Problems

I am experiencing focusing problems in my new lens when photographing birds in flight.
This Brahminy Kite was shot at Yala National Park last Tuesday.

Brahminy Kite
And this Rose-ringed Parakeet was captured on the same day, soon after.

As you can see both are terribly out of focus. More about these focusing failures later.


Kirigalpoththa said...

I like your humour..Is it the lense or your APOBPS ;)

Great great shots! Heard Yala leaopard count is in an increasing trend..

Shady Character said...

There seem to be spots on your images, too. Bummer.

rainfield61 said...

waiting to read more from you, you have stirred up my curiousity.

Sunita said...

Amila, I think I have the solution ... focus on what you don't want in your picture!
Very photogenic leopard, by the way . But he looks a bit grumpy that you don't want him to be the star of the show! :D

spookydragonfly said...

Beautiful 'cat', love the nonchalant gaze! Must be great to have this type of wildlife so accessable.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Damn you Amila, just damn you!! Great shots.

Dee said...

love leopards! pity bout the focusing though

Doug Taron said...

So sorry that the birds are so badly out of focus. I hate it when you take the time to compose a picture and then the autofocus lands on the rather uninteresting background rather than the subject. Heh.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the leopard, I say lucky you. Great sightings leopard and the birds.

S.C.E. said...

Yeah those leopards in the background totally spoil the shots too...........

Tabib said...

Let me correct that lens, send it here.;)
This are damn good shots Amila.
The only way to get both species sharp digitally, they most move in the same direction and you pan the shot.

rainfield61 said...

Hai!! Thanks for your correction, and you are perfectly right.

Gallicissa said...

Hi K,
A bit of both, I think! Yes, Leopard population is doing very well at Yala.

Hi Shady Character,
I know! I am still learning my new lens, so please keep visiting here to see my progress.

Hi rainfield,
That is good to know. Thanks for letting me know that.

Hi Suntita,
I will try that! I hope you will sort of realise the reason for his grumpiness from my next post.

Hi Kim,
Thanks! Yes, wildlife enthusiasts in this country has plenty of goodies to observe in a very small area. And we are all proud of it.

Hi RD,
Thanks! I am learning, give me sometime.

Hi Dee,
Thanks. You will like my next set of pics. I hope you will factro in a visit to Yala on your next surfing trip.

Hi Doug,
That's right. I think Manual focussing is the way forward!

Hi Eileen,
Leopard spotting takes a bit of luck, I agree. Thanks for dropping by.

Hi Stu,
Thanks for that candid view!

Hi Tabib,
Seriously, I wish I had an avid bird photographer like you in my neighbourhood.

Hi agaim, Rainfield,
No worries! We all make mistakes. Take a look at my shots above, for starters.

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