The first that I successfully photographed was a 6x6 or 6x7 if one counts a small sticker point near the right ear. This was most likely a raghorn last year and is now in his first year as a rack bull. While very nice indeed, this is still a small bull for Pennsylvania. I encountered him in a meadow by the side of Winslow Hill Road on Thursday evening at 8:33 p.m. and stayed with him until nearly dark, taking a lot of still photos and video footage of him--all with the 5D MK III and 70-200mm f 2.8 IS L lens.
|6x6 Winslow Hill: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 70-200mm f2.8 ISO 1250 1/200 sec. f4|
|Large 6x6 Winslow Hill: Canon 5D MK III-Canon 500mm F4- ISO 3200 1/160ec. f4|
ISO 3200 on the other hand is starting to push the limit for something that you would want to enlarge to great sizes, enter in a photo contest, submit for publication etc. Digital noise is visible, although I feel there is no more than is present in the 7D at ISO 800.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.