Canon Eos 7D, EF600mmF4IS, ISO 400, 1/3200 @ F4
Again this close flyby of a male harrier in snowy conditions is very challenging. Photographing in the snow I manually choose a single focus point without expansion for the best results. Choosing the focus point manually with the multi controller (joy stick) is quick and easy and with practice will become second nature.
Canon Eos 7D, EF500mmF4IS, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ F4
I captured this image of a female harrier in the warm late afternoon light. Here I had the camera set in 19 point AF auto selection. The camera can utilize all 19 focus points to track and keep your subject in focus as it moves through your frame. I was amazed at how well this worked on the 7D. Much better than the 1d2 or 40d/50d. With relatively smooth or even somewhat busy backgrounds it was superb. The 7d displays in the viewfinder what focus points are currently focusing as you track your subject. You must first acquire focus with the center focus point for this to work properly. I'm now very confident that this fine camera can deliver professional results I require at all times....