Hi, good point, but I didn't have a tripod with me, was using a 600mm equivalent lens, and the bird was wading past.
Early on I had a lot of blurred bird pictures when I started using this long lens even with stabilization Ė so now I tend not to go much less than 1/1000 and seem to lose fewer shots, but I do prefer base ISO when I can get it.
Just curious, what shutter speed would usually work with a relatively long focal length for these types of shots?
As a side note, ISO 800-1,600 is a tricky range for me with the OM-D. There was another thread on this a while back and I need review to see what the conclusions of MR, et al were. If I remember correctly, some thought 400 was the preferred upper limit for ETTR to improve noise levels, and others suggested 800 or even higher. It sometimes works for me and sometimes gets noisy even above 400. In this case, there was just barely noticable color noise in the most shadowed feathers, and seemed like only small spots were affected.