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Inspirations >> My Canon Story

Whiskered Terns

2020-03-05
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In the last few weeks, I have been trying to take photos of birds in flight. The location was the surrounding rice fields near my parents' home in Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija. These ricefields are the hunting grounds of the Whiskered Tern. It was my first venture into bird photography and the first thing I noticed was that I needed to use a high shutter speed for the camera. A high shutter speed allows the camera to freeze a moving object. In doing so, I needed to bump up the ISO, while trying to increase the aperture. It was very tricky. I also set the camera into burst mode so that I can take multiple photos in one click of the shutter. By doing this, there were many instances that the camera had to go on "Busy" mode. I felt that I was already pushing the limits of my Canon 1300D camera. Anyway, it was a fun experience. The bonus was that I did not need to venture far. My parents' house has a small shed. About two feet away is a low wire fencing separating the shed from the surrounding rice fields. I believe I was able to capture a few sharp images.

  • Lens

    EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

    ISO

    400

    Aperture

    f 5.7

    Shutter Speed

    1/2000 sec

    Exposure Compensation

    0 EV

  • Lens

    EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

    ISO

    1600

    Aperture

    f 11.3

    Shutter Speed

    1/640 sec

    Exposure Compensation

    0 EV

  • Lens

    EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

    ISO

    1600

    Aperture

    f 11.3

    Shutter Speed

    1/800 sec

    Exposure Compensation

    0 EV

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