I do use a tripod, but sometimes I don't use it for animals generally because I don't have the time to set up for that shot! If I have the easy opportunity I use my tripod, which is a ballhead. This picture I didn't use a tripod! I actually manually focus the picture
on Jun 07
Very sharp. Are you using a tripod? I finally broke down and bought a nice carbon fiber one with a ball head. It's really made a difference in my photo sharpness.