I doubted in Thursday’s post that I’ll ever capture a kingfisher in flight in a pin sharp image. I blamed lack of kit and ornithological knowledge, and slow reflexes. All true to a degree but the bigger problem is my poor focusing skills. I’m unused to holding focus on speeding objects. Modern cameras, my 7D included, offer a lot of help for those willing to master the controls.
I realised ISO wasn’t the big issue when I returned yesterday, with it pushed to 6400. The results are dire but, as shown by comparator shots of mallards also at 6400, high ISO is not the culprit. Poor focusing is. Nevertheless, the shots do tell a story not obvious to the naked eye.