markesc wrote in post #18378854
Nice job on these! They never let me get that close long enough to raise the lens!
markesc, [IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/VFbPBM]114_5287
Thanks for the compliment!
You got me to thinking about how close it was and I measured it as 25 feet from the critter, and yes, that was about the limit for this particular chipmunk's risk taking, and I did have to move slowly.
I know that there are charts and tables out there to compute how large a certain image will be at a set distance and focal length on a certain sensor, but if it helps people that are contemplating this lens,
tiny subjects at 25' and 400mm on a FF sensor will clearly not fill the frame. If it helps, the full-sized image is below.
The neighborhood critters drink from a thermostatically-controlled heated birdbath that has a glass lean-to over it, protecting it from snow and bird droppings.
The shed in the background is worn and the birdbath's frame rusty, but the critters get fresh water daily in a spotless plastic liner.
Lots of animals live in this shed as well, and they give me something to photograph on occasion.
CyberCat: Yes, those are incredibly cute animals and as such, they get away with a lot around my home!
by Mark A. photo
, on Flickr