The Other Side of the Story

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I’d never shot a robin from the backside–thought it was some new exotic bird.

Yesterday I posted about how easy it was to take photos of a Townsend Warbler that practically jumped into my lap. My next bird effort was not so easy. The only clear shot I got of this plump American Robin was from the rear–it was high up in an oak tree. The real problem is me, the photog who relies too much on auto-focus on a telephoto lens for movement shots. The auto focus on a narrow depth of field latches on to the nearest object, a branch rather than the bird’s chest. I should have switched to manual focus. Blah, blah.

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