This is a simple snow goose (Chen caerulescens) portrait I made at Bosque del Apache, NM. I like to share these kinds of photos for many reasons.
1. Images like this show, close up detail you wouldn't get a chance to notice if this bird flew right by you.
2. Images like this show, exactly how good a job the Olympus gear does when operated properly. We hear lots of propaganda about how you need full-frame to get detail. This is a 50% crop from Micro Four Thirds!!!! From an OM-D E-M1 X camera matched to an Olympus 300 f/4 IS Pro Lens (EFL 600mm) and hand held! Plenty of detail there for anyone.
There's enough information here to make a museum quality 16x20" print at 300 PPI. You could make a 30X40" if going to canvas or fine art paper at 240PPI. Most people reading this don't print at all. So 16x20" is massive - remember, this is a picture that is based on a 50% crop. Amazing.
(Note: You could even go bigger with the help of a Raster Image Processor (RIP) - this is how companies make billboard sized prints from iPhone sensors.)
I am very fortunate to have lived long enough to see this new, incredible technology. I have been able to break-free from heavy, large, expensive, full-frame, DSLRs. Without the ability (freedom) to quickly and easily move my camera around to get into position for this shot, I wouldn’t have made it at all.
P.S. What you see here is a jpg. The TIFF is even better. Please look at it over on my Flickr page to see it without compression. https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottbourne/49208815152/in/dateposted-public/
P.S.S. There are generally two basic camps in photography. Those who just like a natural, sharp image and those who prefer artistic images. I post this sharp image today and tomorrow an artistic image :)