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A few shots taken today at the bird feeder. It was pretty dark out and so I was shooting wide open and at low shutter speeds between 1/100 - 1/160 to keep the ISO down ~ISO1000. Luckily the birds were sitting pretty still and was able to snap some decent shots. Here are some of my favorite below, cropped and with minor adjustments. I still can't get over how sharp this lens is!
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Female Downy woodpecker
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Red-breasted nuthatch
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Chestnut-backed chickadee
 

Hendrik

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I experienced quite a bit of variety with the local hawks this weekend. Saturday was gloomy so, I reasoned, there would be no thermals and I'd be more likely to encounter perched birds than otherwise. Since it was gloomy, I used the MC-14 for the extra light and hoped that I would be able to approach close enough to make up for reach.

Hallelujah. Cropped to 12 Mp before resizing.

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Sunday was bright, so I figured that the birds would be in the air. Accordingly, I used the MC-20. If I had known what I would encounter, I might have used the MC-14 or the 40-150 + MC-20.

First off, standing close to a screen of trees, I saw a hawk being mobbed by several crows. A bit more than half the time they were obscured by the branches. This made following them difficult. There was no way I could get the whole scene in one frame. Having AF set for all targets was the only thing that allowed this capture - the center of the frame was empty. Cropped to 12Mp before downsizing.

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They made one or two circles over me and disappeared to the other side of the trees. About twenty minutes later a single hawk appeared overhead for a pass or two.

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No crop.
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