Las Gallinas With The Canon 7D
The new Canon 7D DSLR has created a lot of interest and since I was in the market for a replacement for my old Canon 10D, I decided to order a 7D. It arrived on 21 December, so after spending half the night reading the manual, I got myself out to the Las Gallinas Sanitary Ponds the next morning for some real-life testing. Please scroll down.
This black-crowned night heron was really far away, but the high pixel count of the 7D (17MP) allowed for a 100% crop with excellent retention of detail. A recent posting on the Fred Miranda web site inspired me to try a new Photoshop technique for a woodcut effect, next.
As usual, there were plenty of Canada geese around, swimming, flying, and grazing in the nearby pasture. All of these images were taken with the 500mm f/4, or 100-400mm telephotos, and all are severe crops because the birds were so far away (50-100 yards).
And there were quite a few ducks flying...
And an American Widgeon taking it easy: