Since I'm pretty much blasting away, and not hitting a sausage (so to speak) I'm going to ask for advice.
Right now I use a 1DMKIV and the latest canon 100-400v2. I just finished a weekend of shooting both days,and wound up with not 1 image that was usable.
Yes I know these are probably the hardest little guys to shoot. But I have seen images posted here and I know it can be done. I've tried using AF, which just isn't fast enough. I've tried zone shooting as well with not much luck.
My issue isn't just enough speed, but also one of exposure. I was shooting this weekend in perfect sunny conditions with the sun at my back, at 800 ISO and between 6.3 - 7.1 Aperture, yet images still don't have enough light. Been trying to keep shutter speeds between 1/1250 and 1/1600, more than that and images are even darker. Also shooting in Manual exposure as well for more control.
I just love the challenge, and I know it is hard, maybe manual focusing perhaps?
Suggestions and or new equipment suggestions(within reason) are quite welcome.