So, I have bird feeders in my garden but the crows (Jackdaws) and pigeons have monopolised them. The little birds were getting pushed out so I bought a ground feeder and large cover to keep out the bigger birds. I found a pigeon in the cage one day but it never came back as it practically shit itself trying to get back out when I approached. So far, I've had Sparrows, a highly aggressive Robin, a pair of Coaltits, Starlings, a solitary Dunnet, and a Chaffinch snooping around the new seed deli.
I also have rats and a squirrel.
The first two pics show the difference between my Canon 7DMKII with 300mm f2.8 lens and the same with a TCx2 attached. I had to manually focus with the teleconverter but the result is pretty good. RAW file sharpened and exposure adjusted. Of note, the 7DMKII is an APS-C sensor so the 35mm equiv is actually 480mm on the bare 300mm lens, and 960 with the tcx2.
, I've got a EOS R and was watching the new Canon lenses. I've got the 35mm 1.8 STM, 50mm 1.8 STM, and the 24-105 f4-7.1. If I didn't have the crazy sharp 300mm f2.8, I'd get the new RF 100-400 as well. The 300mm EF lens (I bought it 2nd hand) weighs a freaking tonne. But it's awesome....
No crops on the pictures.
My ratty friend at 300mm (f5.6, 1/1600, ISO 2000)
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At 600mm (f8, 1/1000, ISO 3200). Manual focus on a secure tripod (Peak Design - not the carbon fibre model).
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Coal Tit, Sparrows and a jealous pigeon (300mm, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 2000)
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Squirrel (300mm, f5.6, 1/800, ISO 2000)
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