Pushing the Limits : Handheld 700mm at 1/25 of a second

Post on July 5, 2012 Cooper's Hawk Hawk BirdsRaptor


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.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 800, 1/25s, F5.6 ,700mm
  • Farmers Branch, Texas
  • July 05, 2012
Pushing the Limits : Handheld 700mm at 1/25 of a second

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