Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

October 19, 2014


I was looking across he pond at this Mallard hen today. I could not get closer so I went to maximum zoom with the following results. Not Good!

The camera is a Canon  Power Shot SX50 HS with 50X zoom plus 4X optical zoom. I was sitting and bracing the camera on both knees.

Focal length 215 mm ( 4995   35 mm equivalent)
F number 6.5
Iso 500
1/160 sec
Day was overcast

 As you can see, the image is not very good.
Any body have any ideas on how to sharpen this up? I.e get more detail?


Bethany Carson said...

Good looking subject even if the photo quality isn't superb!

TexWisGirl said...

tripod is all i know to suggest.

and that's a great zoomie camera!

peihome said...

No idea, Ian! I wish I knew these things, but alas, I do not! Is there a photography group/class in town you could take? :)

S. Etole said...

Wonderful detail in the feathers.

MTWaggin said...

It is all noise. Lower ISO (I always shoot 200 unless things are moving around), tripod (if you can), make sure to shut OFF the digital zoom (it is pointless and never clear). Most of all keep shooting.

Gail said...

I have no idea but the picture is beautiful anyway.