Tripod or Not?

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Tripod or Not?

I rented a Nikon 80-400mm G lens for some wildlife shooting.

I normally shoot landscape with my 28-300mm, much lighter lens.

my wildlife images were shot hand held. I expected many to be out of focus as I’m not used to shooting with a heavy lens without tripod. Except they were all subject to some level of hand movements it seems., disappointing of course

Can one realistically shoot sharp wildlife images without a tripod/monopod? Clearly it seems I cannot hah.

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