12-17-2018 08:14 AM
"If I was to use the centre autofocus point as you suggested, does that mean focusing and then recomposing? Wouldn't that throw the focus off slighty (eg if you were trying to get a bird's eye completely sharp for instance)?"
The camera will hold foucs as long as you half press the shutter button. Use the center focus point and recompose as necessary. I don't know what tips you are referring to but in this instance One shot and center focus point (only) is best. Hand holding requires practice so keep doing it. ISO in the 400 to 1600 should be fine.
Your blue heron looks fantastic so we know your gear is OK. Keep doing that.
12-17-2018 10:34 PM
Thanks again for your help Waddizzle and ebiggs1.
I guess I really just didn't appreciate just how hard it is to handhold the lens. I'll just have to keep practicing. I may also have to get used to just setting up on a tripod and waiting for the wildlife to come to me.
Thought I'd share one more photo from today to show the progress.