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October 14, 2010

Picture of the day: Eagle trough crowd

I took this picture at the Photokina 2008 event. They had a demonstration with eagles flying from one podium to the next. It's a panning shot, pretty difficult considering it was taken with a telephoto from the crowd, and yeah.. the subject was flying! The Canon 70-200 is an excellent lens considering the Canon EOS 5D has a mediocre AF speed - the 5D mark II isn't an improvement though - this is my main problem with the successor of the 5D which i crave anyway. I took very nice shots with the lens, including sports (soccer, from the outskirts of the field) - though i would really recommend a smaller sensor or a longer lens.

CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure0.002 sec (1/500)
Focal Length150 mm
ISO Speed400
Exposure Bias0 EV
LensEF70-200mm f/2.8L USM

This picture is completely unedited, the single modification to it is a slight crop and resize from it's original size.