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RWBB Close-up

This Red Winged Blackbird got his close up taken with my 500mm + 1.4x attached.  He was too close for a fully body shot and I got this full framed shot instead.  Taken handheld out the car window at Brazoria NWR as I was going back and forth between openings in the weeds at one of the ponds while shooting duck/Avocet photos.  I’ve never had good luck with getting a decent RWBB shot so I’m pleased with this one.  My 500mm lens is sharper than my 100-400 and the IS works much better so I’m having a blast using it.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x teleconverter.

1/200 sec @ F8, ISO 400, +1/3 exposure compensation

4 responses

  1. missy

    How did you get him to pose!!!!
    Wow! Beautiful!

    November 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

  2. Jim Bridges

    Tim your bird images are always outstanding! It looks like you’re getting a handle on that new 500…looking forward to more soon!

    November 23, 2012 at 7:06 am

  3. Thanks Missy. Just have to pay them well. They usually don’t pose for long so I was happy to get off several shots with different poses.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  4. Thanks Jim. Always appreciate your comments. Using my 500 is becoming second nature at this point.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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