Practising the "Gary Samples" shoot, some Birds, I need them to Fly Slooooow.The vulture looks like an IL-76 without the tail fin
Lapid Faced Vulture: 1Dx 200-400f/4, 280mm f/8.0 & 1/2500th ISO800
Hi RPT, Thanks, your right, i became fascinated with trying to get a direct on shot of these Big Birds coming into a Kill, harder than I thought as you had to get upwind of the Kill, but not too close that the Lapid Faces wouldn't Land, the smaller Vultures didn't care, but the Big Lapid Face had a larger personal space.
Attached Female Lion in the early morning Glow, Tanzania near the Mara River.
1Dx 400f/2.8 +1.4x, Shot @ 560mm f/4 & 1/320th ISO320
eml58, shooting BIF, is definitely different...but you did a great job on the Lappet-Faced Vulture & African ground Hornbill.
The Sunrise Glow - female lion image, what can I say...brilliant...love the colour.
Question: I see you used the 400 f/2.8 instead of the 200-400mm. Is that because of the low light? Do you really see a difference, better bokeh/DOF with the 400 2.8 vs 200-400, now that you've had a chance to shoot some real world comparisons? I did read the thread 400 2.8 vs 200-400.
P.s thanks for the info re-AF cases! My 1DX is at Canon re- product advisory.
1DX 300 f2.8 +2x, shot 600mm f/9 @ 1/1250