|Whitetail Doe in Falling Snow: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 500mm f4-ISO 640-1/400 sec. @f4.5|
|Alert Doe : Canon 5D MK III-Canon 500mm f4-ISO 1000-1/500 sec. @f4.5|
|Winter Bucks: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 500mm f4-ISO 1000-1/500 sec. @f4.5|
I was lucky to see the bucks, but putting the equipment away early made the situation very difficult. There seemed to be no hope of setting the tripod up again without spooking the animals, but a nearby round bale saved the day. I crept to it with the 5K MK III and the 500mm. This is the type of situation where IS can save the day and it this case it worked reasonably well. The rack buck in the photo above is sharp at 100% in Photoshop. The photo below is slightly soft at 100%, which was was caused by a bit of motion blur from camera movement. Regardless of this, it works well for posting on the internet, and looks as though it would make a decent 8x10 print.
|Alert Eight-Point Buck: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 500mm f4-ISO 1000-1/500 sec. @f4.5|
I took several frames, but these were the best of the series. The bucks were about 100 yards away, so the last photo is severely cropped.
5D MK III images do stand up well to cropping, as long as the photo is sharp. It is the best camera by far that I have owned to date, but the same was true of the 7D over the 40D when I made that upgrade, as was the 30D and 40D over the 10D. At the end of the day though, the fact remains that the best photos taken with the 10Dand the other models as well, are still quite usable today.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.