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 dpreview.com.
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|Available sizes:||Small, Medium, Large, Original (1600×1060, 186.1KB)|
|Captured:||Jan 19, 2013|
|Uploaded:||Jan 22, 2013 (UTC)|
|Focal length:||300 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/60 sec|
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