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Mad Goat
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Mad Goat
I was supposed to shoot this billy in shutter priority mode at 1/500 second since my 70-300mm lens was unstabilized but he was in an agitated mood and was making faces at me so I snapped a shot off-hand to capture his facial expression. I found out later that the camera was in aperture priority and selected a speed of only 1/60 second, way below the recommended minimum speed of 1/450 second for a handheld unstabilized 300 mm lens on a 1.5 crop factor body. Surprisingly, the resulting image was still very sharp without a sign of handheld blur and I captured the goat's facial expression perfectly. The shot was JPEG with no post-processing except resizing to a smaller size to facilitate uploading to
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Captured: Jan 19, 2013
Uploaded: Jan 22, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 125
Exposure comp.: -
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