Many great looking images in this thread. This isn't one of them. 7D2, ISO 16k.
We don't see many owls around the city. The wife spotted him on a fence post surveying the ground. Although I had my 6D there was no way I could get close enough with 400mm to get a worthwhile shot.
LR5 exposure +1.25, sharpening 125, masking 50, luminance NR 75. I found the noise in the background too distracting below 50. There appears to be some vertical banding on the right side of the image and the colours are washed out. The image takes on a water colour appearance with NR above 25. Moderate loss of detail. Uncropped.
I was tempted to try 1/50 or even 1/25 to feed the sensor more light but the probability of getting an ok shot handheld seemed pretty low.
Anyway, for those interested in what a 7D2 can do with dim light at ISO 16,000, here it is.
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