Visited the cooper hawk again this evening and brought a tripod with me but then a situation called for, i opted for handheld instead. My Gitzo squeaks when the lock turns and that nervous her. We’ve been seeing each other long enough, i know what makes her tick. *smile* Couple more turns and she will flee the scene. You just can’t beat freehand shooting though an opening on thick wood, tripod is not gonna cut it.
So, i came away a good one at 1/25th of a second with my 1D Mark IV, 1.4x II and 500mm F4 IS setup. The sharpness is even much better than last one at 1/30th of a second.