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ginavd Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a cute birdie!
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
They are pretty tolerant of photographers too, which is nice. This one let me get reasonably close as it was doing its thing.
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Im trying to take photo here of these bigger birds, which i think are called magpies and they are not friendly at all. 
As soon as you start getting close to them they fly away. They have been driving me crazy lol. But yes these smaller birds are usually friendly!
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
Sometimes you can help to solve that problem with a bigger lens, but on many an occasion, you just try to creep a few feet further towards them and then that spooks them and they fly off...or the vegetation is too dense to be able to get a good shot from a further distance.
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeap probably a bigger lens would help a lot!! 
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
They can be an absolute pain as well tho, when I was out shooting on this day, I had the 150-600mm on the 7dmkii and a 100mm macro on the 5dmkii (that I swapped with the fisheye for some of the landscape shots) and when I was shooting in Africa, because the 600 was so heavy, a lot of the time I had it resting on a mini tripod on the roof of some of the vehicles we were in, which, unfortunately meant that anytime the car was bumped, the lens moved a big distance, which caused a few headaches :P
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow seems exhausting even reading it :) 
Im still getting confused with the aperture and shutter speed settings of the camera trying to do everything manually , i think if i had the choice of second lens also i would go mad haha
But at some point it will happen ! :)
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Photographer
Depending on what you are trying to do, I usually have it set on Av, so I pick the aperture and the camera picks the shutter speed and ISO (I have my ISO to go as high as 1600 or 3200 depending on what I am shooting) with the 7dmkii as it is a little more advanced than the 5dmkii, I use a couple of different focusing systems, either single (center) point, 5 point, 9 point or a slightly wider one, if subject is moving around a lot. I am able to quickly switch between those with a 2-button program I have set on the camera, where I hold one button in, then cycle through with the other button, which is near the shutter release :) Not sure if I have mentioned a few good spots to look, but there are two websites I use a lot for tips or technique information, or even just reviews on new gear etc, 

www.dpreview.com/features#phot…

&

www.digitalrev.com/how-to

are good places to start :D
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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1/500 second
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F/6.3
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600 mm
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1600
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May 16, 2017 2:57:32 PM +10:00
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)
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