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Rockin’ Robin! May 15, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Tweedly-Deedly-Deet.      🙂

A feisty robin has been supervising my planting of our garden, knowing he’ll be rewarded with bugs and worms as soon as I get the hell out of his way:

His rounds take him to a perch atop the water station I’ve set up to make garden management easier.  This allowed me to pre-focus and wait for a shot:

I’m still working the bugs out of my system for super-tele shots.  These are at a focal length of 800mm (400mm from Gizmo, plus a Canon 2X Tele-Extender III.)  The Extender negates the auto-focus on this particular lens and slows it to a maximum aperture of f/11, and the whole mess is huge, which contributes to vibrations from mirror flip-up.

At 800mm, any vibration is unacceptable, so I need to tweak this system.  Perhaps a combination of live-view focusing, mirror lock-up and a cable release will yield better results.

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1. susancrow - May 19, 2012

He’s very pretty. Yesterday we had a long closeup encounter with a pair of goldfinches. What a treat.


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