Impressive results for hand holding that big lens! I look at the pic of the lens....it's a beauty!
Awesome John, glad you are enjoying it!!!
PS: Forgot to warn you -- when shooting in places like parks, you are likely to have random people walking up to you and asking if they can look through your camera! Might want to have a good reply ready for whatever your canned answer is going to be
Had that happen to me in Arches National Park when I still had my 500. I was shooting Delicate Arch with a 2x attached to the lens and somebody came up and asked if his kid could look through it. After looking down at the little guy with muddy hands and a jelly smeared face I decided that no was the appropriate answer saying to the Dad, sorry it’s just too delicate to pass around.
You’ll also find that any time anyone sees the big white lens come out you’ll have crowds of people around you trying to see what it is you’ll shooting. Happened to me at Yellowstone; people driving by would actually stop and watch. Bear jams and white lens jams…
Congrats on the lens!
I had my 400 on a tripod sitting on a viewing platform at Bosque Del Apache and had taken the body off the lens. A lady came up and grabbed the lens (locked down on its gimbal mount) and tried to manhandle it. Apparently, she thought it was a public viewing telescope. Her adult son saw what was happening and asked her to leave it alone.
Doug Herr http://www.wildlightphoto.com