Upgrade for bird photography

Started Apr 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Upgrade for bird photography
Apr 11, 2012

I have a 450D and use a 100-400 canon lens for bird and wildlife shots. My problem is I can't seem to crop enough to enlarge my photos like I want. Is is strictly technique or would a camera upgrade help? I'm very new at this and am sure that I need to improve. I thought of a portable blind too. I've discussed upgrading before but it's not just sharpness that I'm having a problem with, it's enlarging too. I like to print 8x10s of my shots. Also what about using a monopod ? I've been trying to hand hold because a tripod just doesn't work for me.

Any additional info. for me?

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Canon EOS 6D Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD +6 more
Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2)
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