There were so many comments on Marsha Hobert’s cat photos that I thought I’d put up some other excellent images that she took. Is this a great photograph or what?
Here is the information on how she took this photograph. She used a Nikon D700 with a Nikon 28-300 lens, zoomed to 300mm. The ISO was 160, with the exposure controls set on an aperture priority* of f5.6. In addition, Marsha writes that she metered on the bird as that was her focus, and adjusted the sky as necessary in Lightroom.
*So we know that exposure is controlled by three factors working together: ISO, aperture (depth of field) and shutter speed. In this case, Marsha made a decision to control the aperture and let the camera computer control the shutter speed. Because she had enough light to get a good exposure, she was able to set her aperture first. Under lower lighting, she would have been careful to make sure the shutter speed was at least 1/250 of a second to freeze the bird and produce a sharp image.
Great work, as usual! Check out her web site for more great images [ www.photosbymarsha.com ].