I am not able to click the image and look at a larger version. Based on the smaller version, sharpness is OK, but nothing special. Certainly harmed by allowing the camera to go to ISO 5000. That will be a constant fight using a lens that is fixed at f/11.
Keith, the pixel size is 664x456, for the 2 jays photo. I think I need to review my processing steps. I am beginning to think I have missed something or changed something. Would you have any recommendations for reviewing my processing steps?
John: Here is a link to an article I wrote a few years ago. The information should still be accurate and relevant for preparing images to share on a Web platform. Choose the size you want. I recommend at least 1500 pixels on the long edge. This is a dropbox link. You do NOT need a dropbox account to open this public link.
Nice poses to get both birds looking at you. Focus looks on, exposure looks on, sharpness seems to be there. I agree a look at a larger image would help with seeing the finer detail and the noise. It would be nice to see how these Canon cameras and lens do .
Thank you Keith. I have started to use your guide on sizing with 1500 pixels instead of inches. Makes a difference. I think for the best results I need to go to the full Photoshop instead PSE as well as starting with RAW instead of jpeg. And, of course, getting closer to my subjects. John