Thank you very much for the valuable guidance popo, maxjj and 4xxxx.
Yes popo, it is an alternative to pre-focus on a spot and wait for the subject to move into it but for me usually when I expect the subject to move in right, it will make a u turn and shift to the left leaving me stumped
So that option does not work too well for me, but willing to give it a try.
maxjj, you are right… some of the pictures are cropped a bit more than should have been
would be eaiser to manual focus if they glare or stare at me.... which they are never ready to oblige
Very true 4xxxx… as the camera tries to freeze the moment… the heart races lest I miss that very moment
Camera shake may be one big factor I need to be careful about.
Planning to try out soon the one common guide line you all have mentioned….. to increase f stop and shoot.
Actually when subject is ‘comparatively’ closer, f5.6 or f6.3 at 300 mm is not good idea it seems. But at longer subject distance, the increased DOF should take care of this issue.
Please rectify me if mistaken.
ISO is kept on auto because lighting keeps on changing as there are breaks in the canopy and D500 will not allow one touch adjustment… assigned burst to the Fn button.
4xxxx, I would rather try aperture priority – fix it at f8 or above to take care of increased DOF and adjust the shutter speed.
So plan is to try out at f8 and above in aperture priority, with high ISO and higher shutter speeds. Hope to improve
... Post soon.
[and this time no cropping
Thank you all once again.