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Other than my feeble attempts at astro-photography, here is probably my longest wildlife shot attempt. I've been to Yellowstone a couple of times, but had yet to see a grizzly when this big guy was spotted about 3/4 mile away on a distant hillside and trying to stalk some elk (not in the frame) by using the sage brush as cover. The elk were on to him and kept a safe distance. I watched for probably 30 minutes. 5dmkIII and 400 2.8 IS I with a 2.0x III. Still just a few pixels in this frame, but atleast I can...Show more →
Nice job in getting the subject from over a km away!
We also do such a shot in birding, for ID and documentary purposes. Here's a docu shot of a raptor which is found only in our islands taken from over a km away (the bird's total length is 24 inches).
Philippine Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus philippensis, a Philippine endemic)
Shooting Info - Elev. 975 m ASL, Bessang Pass, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, January 28, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, 1/400 sec, bean bag, manual exposure in available light
After getting that quick, insurance shot, I mounted 2 doublers on the 500 f4 to get some documentary footage. The effect of atmospherics at such a long shot is easily visible in the video, with the subject getting soft and sharp alternately even if the focus is not being adjusted. The "zooming in" was done digitally in post.
7D + 500 f4 IS + stacked Canon/Sigma 2x TCs, 2000 mm, f22, ISO 400, 1/60 sec, bean bag, manual exposure in available light, IS on.
Edited on Mar 22, 2017 at 10:43 PM · View previous versions