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I had gotten up before sunrise in hopes of finding some water birds feeding on this small pond at the back of the RV Park we had arrived at the day before. I had the 150-600mm zoom lens on my camera in hopes of a nice closeup shot of some birds. I was disappointed to find only one lone Cormorant sitting on the sunken boat in the middle of the pond. He would intermittently dive under water for a few moments only to soon appear again on the boat. Having rained the evening before, a fog laid on the waters surface and the rising sun illuminated the fog very nicely.
With the lack of birds I decided to revert to my more normal style of photography where I take several images to be stitched into a high resolution photo. This photo is a set of 75 images all taken hand held at 150mm. I choose a high shutter speed and ISO to make shooting hand held hopefully successful. I used f/14 to get as much depth of field as possible with out getting too much diffraction. Using the rule of thirds grid of the viewfinder I moved 1/3 of a frame shooting 3 imaged top to bottom and moving right 1/3 of a frame for the next 3 vertical images to create a 3 row x 25 column set of images. The 150-600mm lens is a beast to hold steady for 75 consecutive shots but I managed to hold it steady enough for the all 75 images.
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