All done hand-held as well , both the moth and the camera :-)
Great job lining everything up for perfect focus. Love those rusty red eyes in the sea of green.
Thanks a bunch, Vann, and *Dave - I've definitely had a bit of fun with this one. And I remember you telling me about that moth trap, Dave; it really sounded like a good idea!
That's excellent. Looks pretty darned good to me!
Thanks for the comment Kev. I'm particularly pleased with my Redstart pics. I was with a friend who shoots Canon full frame with all the pro glass , and he didn't get any useable shots :-)
You won't find many that I've shot at ISO 800
It's the Tamron. No complaints about it. Obviously it's not in the same league as long primes but it performs ok for a fraction of the price of a prime.
The D7100 is good too. Shooting distant birds , as I do mostly these days , I have to crop most of my shots. For that reason I like to keep my ISO as low as possible. At 400 they become too noisy to withstand cropping.
Ha ha, caught in the act!
Excellent shot. I love the contrast between the blurred background and the the detail of the lichens. Bird composition spot on. I imagine this shot was the end result of a few hours of sitting and waiting, all credit to your birding skills!
Thanks Corey. It's a pretty old photo now. I believe it's been vastly altered and modernised somewhat.
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