Which isn't to say the animals in my yard necessarily like being photographed, but unfortunately for them, they don't have much say in the matter. This one seems tolerably amused, at least.
I figure the best way to get better at shooting birds in flight is to start with easier subjects, that aren't a) as far away and b) moving as fast. While I finally found a helpful video for setting the camera to animal eye tracking, this earlier image locked on to the squirrel's nose.
1/800sec, f/2.8, iso 100 e.v. +0.3 180mm focal length, 13:09 14apr21; Soncy ILCE-7C with Tamron 70-180 Di III VXD, colour & value adjusted, scaled to 4000 pixels
Though it wasn't what I intended I was actually pleased with the effect, because from the rodent's point of view, its nose and whiskers are more vital to it, and this focus emphasizes that.
It's a pretty low price to pay for the buffet, aka my garden, that I put out for them...
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