Red-shouldered hawk and BIF - FZ200
5 months ago
Both photos were taken at ISO 100, f4. The BIF was taken at the equivalent focal length of 600mm, 1/1600 sec. and cropped to 1/4 of the actual photo. The dark areas in the photo are the limbs of a tree that it was flying over. The camera acquired focus as the bird approached the tree and somehow stayed focused on the bird as it flew over the tree. The RS hawk photo was taken from about 20 feet at 1200mm (intelligent zoom) and has not been cropped or processed in any way except to reduce it in Photoshop for the web. I realize that it's the size of the small sensor that allows us to have a lens with such a large lens opening at a long focal length, but the quality of photos that can be produced by this camera is truly amazing.