Vertical shooting (birds in the air) - possible issues?

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Vertical shooting (birds in the air) - possible issues?
Dec 18, 2013

In another thread discussing some problems I've had shooting a bird overhead with an 80-400g the question came up - is vertical shooting different in terms of VR?

The scenario is that you have a large bird circling lazily overhead in full sun.  It's not moving fast left to right.  It's not flapping its wings.  It's not going up or down.  It's simply riding some wind currents, and you're shooting a 400mm vr lens handheld, pointing almost straight up.

What settings work best?

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