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It's a fine shot, nicely framed and composed, and the BG is excellent. However, to my eye, there is a tiny bit of camera shake, which i recognize because i see it in so many of my own shots. Given this pose, the entire foot should also be crystal clear, but it's not. This shouldnt result from mirror slap at this shutter speed. Were you shooting on a tripod?
To me, the critical focal point on a bird isn't the eye itself, but rather that "pebbly" ring (the sclerotic ring?) of exposed skin that surrounds the eye. When you get that...Show more →
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Yes, No tripod ... Two things ... like you and Tony Markle said, I should have been at a higher shutter speed. And, unfortunately, I don't have a sharp copy of the 100 to 400 Canon lens ... sent it in a long time ago but it didn't do any good. What you see here is just about as sharp as they get with this lens at 400mm.
OH yeah ...with my 75 year old eye, the highlight in a critters eye is going to have to do.