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    Low and slow - patiently moving forward.
    It will get you close and not stress your subject.

    Both images with 600mm lens, both full frame. It only took 21 minutes to get an image of my subject fairly large in the frame.

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    Great points on working a subject. Often we see something attractive and fire away or get close,.not really close enough for the strong shot. Nice reminder there Capt.,, to be patient and stay low and photograph nature at there eye level - not ours.

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    Thanks for the tip. Very nicely done. I just got the 500 L II and use a 7D body. Any tips on hand holding the lens? Or is it best to use a tripod/monopod? I have been using the 100-400 L prior to this.

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    Interesting information here.

    Would you be able to evaluate your distance to subject in both images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjeev Aurangabadkar View Post
    Thanks for the tip. Very nicely done. I just got the 500 L II and use a 7D body. Any tips on hand holding the lens? Or is it best to use a tripod/monopod? I have been using the 100-400 L prior to this.
    In the water - tripod! A tripod also helps reduce fatigue when staying on a subject for an extended time.
    I find hand holding works best when used in short bursts for action photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-A. Fortin View Post
    Interesting information here.

    Would you be able to evaluate your distance to subject in both images?
    Let me look that up, I remember taking note of the distances when creating these images.

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    Maybe in the EXIF data? Some cameras do store this information.

    I guess you would use quite a different approach strategy if your subject was more active (e.g. passerines) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-A. Fortin View Post
    Maybe in the EXIF data? Some cameras do store this information.

    I guess you would use quite a different approach strategy if your subject was more active (e.g. passerines) ?
    Great point, your dead if you photograph passerines (unless in a blind) this way!
    American Avocets are not the typical, approachable "Florida" bird (they are migrants ).

    First image 246' my last image in the series, 65'.

    PS I found KUSO exif viewer to read the data.

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    65'

    I want a 600mm

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    +1 on the glass...
    "It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart, and head." - Henri Cartier Bresson

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