Foxy Fox Squirrels of Seymour, Indiana

All the exposure data is similar for all the images made on the overcast day. For this image, I used f/6.3, 1/200 second, and ISO 1250. Since I used manual aperture and shutter speed, I set those and the camera selected ISO 1250. Of course, keep in mind I had the EC set to +1, or the camera would have set ISO 625. The +1 EC gives me a one-stop brighter image. I found 1/200 second is about as slow as I can go and the squirrels tend to move their lips a lot. Seymour, IN has several urban parks and often parks have wildlife that are easy to photograph. Normally I look for parks with ponds where I can photograph waterfowl, but parks without ponds still attract birds, deer, rabbits, and squ

Photographing Wildlife Handheld with a Canon 100-400mm Lens

By John Gerlach I nearly always use a tripod as it aids me in making quality images. That means I use a tripod whenever possible, but there are times when I cannot use a tripod, so I use other tactics to help me shoot sharp images. The image stabilization switch on my lens is set to mode 2 so I don't get any stabilization in the horizontal plane as the brown pelican is flying to the left, but IS does stabilize the camera if I have a little up and down wiggle as I pan with the pelican to produce a sharp image. Under what conditions do I not use a tripod for wildlife or landscape photography? I don’t use the tripod when photographing flying birds overhead, or when stalking birds in my floatin

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