Shot #1 is the same shot I posted yesterday, hand-held. Shot #2 is that scene today shot with a tripod. Shot #3 is yesterday's shot, hand-held, "100% Crop" Shot #4 is today's shot with tripod, "100% Crop" Same time of day Hand-Held shots - Light Rain Tripod Shots - Partly Cloudy Color Balance was a little different today also (sloppy post-processing) I was about 10 feet closer with tripod, and angled slightly different I think my focus could have been better too..... I used my old tripod (too lazy to get my newer one out, which is more stable) and it was not very steady - I had to use a 15 second delay timer to let the camera/lens stop shaking after pressing the shutter release (please, don't tell me I should get a better tripod! - I know that, but won't). Oh, and I did have the UV filter on today but not yesterday, but I don't think it shows much difference..... #1: Hand-Held at 500mm #2: On Tripod at 500mm #3: Hand-held at 500mm - "100% Crop" #4: On Tripod at 500mm - "100% Crop"