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Who doesn't appreciate the Black-capped chickadee!

Canon 50D, 100-400mm @ 400mm, ISO 400 (F stop, sorry unsure now) blush

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Very nice Stu, one of your best I think. You retained the details in the whites, great exposure, and sharp. Great work!

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I honestly think this is the best chickadee photo I have ever seen!! Everything is perfect, the background, the light, the composition. Great job!

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Thank you both! Dan, IYO, do you feel such sharpness comes from the capabilities of the 50D? I could never seem to get really sharp imagery with the 10D. I like the 10, it was a great camera to learn with, but I don't think there's any doubt about the 50D and its ability.

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First off I would give much of the credit to the photographer. Good equipment certainly can make your job easier but you still have to make the correct decisions and snap the photo.

The 50D is no doubt helping your cause, more pixels to work with ALO capabilities and honestly some lens/camera combinations work well together. Keep in mind you also have micro focus adjustments available to you as well should you feel you need it.

So yes, equipment helps but I think more credit goes toward the one taking the photo, especially in this case. smile

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That is a great image Stu! I agree with Dan that it is one of if not your best that I've seen. Everything about it says wallhanger!

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Very nice Stu! Exposure tack on, which isn't easy on chickadee cheeks in sunlight! Good color as well!

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What a pose, you caught him or her warming up one foot. The whites are great. I like the 80/20 rule and 80% of that image was the photographer!

Mic

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In the good old days the camera was the box that held the film. Today the camera is the film.

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