Tuesday, 3 January 2012

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

This little beauty landed on a wall less than two metres from me as I took a break from taking pictures for a few minutes. On New Year's Eve, Christian – who writes an informative and entertaining blog called Hiding in Cars (click here ) asked how good the Canon 100-400mm lens was. Well here's proof of how good the image stabilizer system is. With a cigarette and bottle of water in one hand, this was taken with the camera held at my waist in the other. Not bad at all for such a heavy lens and camera body.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320th sec, f/9, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject < 2m

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