This photographer is at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and he uses a Canon 7D with Canon 500mmL /f4. Great camera, great combo but handheld?

I tried to ask him some how he was doing it but he didn’t seem to understand when I tried to speak with him.

I know that the Image Stabilization built in the Canon 500mmL is good, but it’s not that good. I know I’ve tried. Also, he must have muscles of steel to be able to keep the 8.5lbs, almost 4kg, plus the camera at arms length steady enough to make decent photos…

photographer with muscles of steel

Photographer with muscles of steel

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.5

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 400 and 1/750
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L-IS @70mm and f/6.7
Processed with Darktable 2.0.5: http://www.darktable.org/