Here’s the tip for taking super zoom photos:
The problem: The more you zoom the more any shake in the camera at all will cause some blurriness in the final picture.
The answer: Just don’t touch the camera!
The photo above is a male ruby-throated hummingbird. I took this shot using a Nikon D3200 (opening price point for a DSLR) and a 200mm lens.
I put the camera on a low end tripod and had previously purchased a ML-L3 remote control for the camera ($30 at Best Buy). The remote gives me the chance to move away from the camera (max distance 16′) and above all I don’t TOUCH the camera giving me a perfectly still shot.
Give it a try, I believe the ML-L3 remote will work with many different Nikon cameras. There must be a Cannon equivalent as well.