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Artist: Tue Doan;
Exposure Date: 2014:04:20 07:56:17;
Make: Canon;
Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III;
Exposure Time: 1/6400.0 seconds s;
FNumber: f/5.6;
ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 400;
ExposureBiasValue: 0
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode;
FocalLength: 700.0 mm mm;

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Thanks Gail! The hardest thing about shooting Tern is to get the eye shown. Only when you get the right light and bird at good angle to light that the eye would be shown.

 

Muchas Gracias Ricardo!  Next time, I will try to get one with just the bare 500mm ( I think it will be a lot better). This one is probably as good as it gets with the 1.4x TC III . With the 1.4x TC III the quality is a bit less stellar but it's a lot harder to focus since the auto focus is way .. way slower  . Glad to hear from you! 

 

I shoot with one single center focus point, btw. Using all points generally does not produce sharp image from my experience. Using a single point is very tough but I have no choice.

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What a great photo.  I like the contrasting green background.  I can appreciate your comment both about the eye and the center focus point.  I've been playing with focus points recently but I can't find a good time to use anything but the center when I'm going after birds.  Your portfolio is impressive, I will be back soon!

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Thanks Jonathan! It's also the habit of shooting with one center point that prevented me from getting shot of Osprey diving down (with talons extended) to grab the fish for a long time. A few months back, I gave up 1 center point and use all point to shoot that type of shot and it works like a champ (would be even better with a 1DX since that camera lock focus much better than the 1D Mark III) . Anyway, just want to point out that I shoot 90% of the time with 1 center point but there are cases where you have to try using all focusing points since it's impossible to get any good shot with 1 center point  :-) 

 

I am quite sure everyone has different habit but most of the time that I use all the focusing point I get soft image (with the 1D Mark III, the 1DX might be different altogether). 

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