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Pine Marten  in daylight (no flash) | by Chas Moonie-Wild Photography
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Pine Marten in daylight (no flash)

Pine Marten : finally got the shot I wanted in better light 1/2000 f4 iso 3200 . Previously I used manual focus and hoped she would get in the focus DOF plane which is about 10" at 4.7 metres @ 125mm , as I wasn't sure the R5 would nail her mid air from such a short distance and at such a speed when jumping ( they are fast when they want to be ! ) This time I let the camera focus @ 20fps and the R5 nailed her perfectly mid air , every detail pin sharp right down to the last whisker. Took a chance as I would only get one visit after possibly waiting several hours and the action would only last about 1/4 of a second . As it turned out she appeared after only 2 hours , but blink and you miss the action ! No tripod this time either which probably helped . Next challenge is a jumping head on shot šŸ‘

Canon EOS R5

RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM

ʒ/4.0 111.0 mm 1/2000 3200

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Taken on March 5, 2021