- "It is the Photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument." -
To me this is so true, its not about what equipment you have but how you use it, now I am not saying that all the new technology within the photography world is unnecessary, far from it, the DSLR's of today are streets ahead of there cousins from 10 years ago, but simply that you can take fantastic images with any camera, its how YOU see the subject, where YOU point the camera, how YOU compose the shot, how YOU read and understand the light and most importantly when YOU press the shutter. To me a photograph is a reflection on how we see the world frozen in a split second, the camera is the tool that we use to be able to capture that moment in time and create the photograph.
Shot on Canon EOS 5D ii + EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 mark i Lens @275mm ISO 640 f6.3 Shutter speed 1/3200
This shot was taken back in 2015 using my old canon 5D ii with the mark one EF100-400 lens, a camera I still use today, we have moved on technically with both the camera, through the mark iii and now onto the mark iv and the lens now on the EF 100-400 mark ii, but as you can see this shot is fantastic all the detail and colours in the feathers the focus in the eye with the catch light, and most importantly I pressed the shutter at the right time to catch the moment just before the Eagle Owl lands back on the falconers glove.