Still being new to all this photography mullarkey, I've been over the moon with some of the shots I've taken and how sharp they've turned out.
Little bits of info that you learn from forums such as this, are starting to get stuck in the photography department of my ageing pea-brain!!
At other times though, I just can't do what I'm trying to do.
Take today for instance.
I was down by the riverside, taking advantage of the much improved weather we've had around here the last day or two! I was stood next to a pool of stagnant water in a little side eddy off the main river.
There were a few pond skaters about 4/5 yards away that I was trying to get a shot of with my 55-250mm.
Up until now, all the shots I've been happy with, have all been stationary or at very close range so was easy to eventually get the shot.
These little <ahem...> blighters, wouldn't keep still long enough to get a focus lock & take the pic of them!! They might only have moved a couple of inches away, but by the time I'd refocused, they'd skip off again....
I gave up in the end and walked off muttering obscenities to myself....
What would've been the best approach to getting a decently sharp pic of them?
I've thought about it since I got home and remembered a post on here about someone saying to use servo mode(?) to focus on moving cars/bikes etc.... Would that have worked for these little **#@~'s...???
It's not the fastest lens either, so I couldn't achieve a really fast shutter speed I think I would've needed as I was zoomed in a lot....I think I was at 1/80sec!!
Help or suggestions very much appreciated