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Barn Owl sleeping


Posted by Mako_Elite on Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:55 pm

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Barn Owl sleeping. Shot this afternoon.
D4, Nikon 500mm f/4 P ED IF
1/250, ISO-2000, f/5, handheld.

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by Ron Day on Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:34 pm
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Ludo, very nice close-in portrait of this sleeping owl. Great color and detail. I have a question. How were you able to hand hold that rig at 1/250? Amazing.
 

by Mako_Elite on Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Ludo, very nice close-in portrait of this sleeping owl. Great color and detail. I have a question. How were you able to hand hold that rig at 1/250? Amazing.

Ron, thank you for the kind words. Far as holding 500mm f/4 P ED IF. It is not an easy since the lens is MF and no image stabilization.
I have shot for many years long lenses MF handholding.It is all about to stay relaxed. It also help that I was sharpshooter in Czechoslovakia military and I paddled Olympic Sprint kayaks for 40 years and I have strong  upper body.
But key is to stay very relaxed and it is all in the hips that stabilize the image.

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by RLK on Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:15 pm
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Nicely done Ludo. I always thought that I was pretty good at hand holding big lenses but you would put me to shame.

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by Karl Egressy on Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:21 am
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Excellent detail and pattern, Ludo.
 

by Ron Day on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 am
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Ron Day wrote:
Ludo, very nice close-in portrait of this sleeping owl. Great color and detail. I have a question. How were you able to hand hold that rig at 1/250? Amazing.

Ron, thank you for the kind words. Far as holding 500mm f/4 P ED IF. It is not an easy since the lens is MF and no image stabilization.
I have shot for many years long lenses MF handholding.It is all about to stay relaxed. It also help that I was sharpshooter in Czechoslovakia military and I paddled Olympic Sprint kayaks for 40 years and I have strong  upper body.
But key is to stay very relaxed and it is all in the hips that stabilize the image.

Ludo

Very impressive, Ludo. Thank you for explaining your technique.
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:34 pm
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Shhhhhhhhhhh! What a sweet view of this sleepyhead, Ludo.

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by himadri roy on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:39 pm
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Nice details on the bird. lovely image.
 

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