It's fun having a moment in the lime light but really the truth be known, it was a relatively easy shot. Firstly, it's been crazy rainy here in Alberta (flooding) and the weather has been changing almost every few minutes all day every day. In beautiful sunshine and then almost drown in a moment. I gave up trying to push the ISO down with better depth of field because - no the treepod wasn't being used this time
- I was sitting on a stepladder getting a very sore butt trying to remain frozen for long enough to sneak a shot.
The location is far from my desktop computer and the WiFi was just too slow to work properly in this case, taking forever to transfer files and refusing to focus, but now I know the potential with a laptop or iphone. However, tree's aren't always where you want them so it remains to be seen if this treepod was worth the hours of fooling (might not have even attempted this if it wasn't for the detractors laughing about Canon's "useless gimmick" - that really got my goat). Can't you just picture that thing clamped up a tree 20 feet looking down on a nest - and then me lying on the ground after the fall
The male is leery and complains and tells me to get lost but the female landed no more than 2 feet from my head. No chance of a shot! I'm surprized my wife hasn't come out and clubbed me with the broom as there are important chores to tend to!
That shot was an almost full frame vertical cropped full width horizontal (I was experiencing the decreased performance of the AF with the uppermost focus point, shooting vertical trying to catch his eye, which is another issue). Otherwise, I'm just thrilled with my 6D.
This one is cropped maybe 20%: 6D 300 500th F8 ISO 1250