Big and little critters, and other stuff with the 100-300 mm

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 8,890
Re: More 100-300, including a few using ext. tubes ...

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

Some more critters with the 100-300 ... (below are a few with 10 +16 mm extension tubes).

I think that's a phoebe, maybe a flycatcher of some sort.

The woodpecker looks like a yellow-bellied sapsucker. Pleated woodpeckers are much bigger (crow-sized) have longer beaks and a big red crest. The facial banding is very different, too.

A lot of the above have been heavily cropped so I don't have enough file size for big prints. But most seem ok from a sharpness POV. Since I don't a photographer's judgement I'd appreciate feedback on this len's performance. My performance, too!

Some excellent shots! Ms. Fox from the first set is fantastic. Usually they run away if you get within eyeshot, so you must have been downwind or something.

The trick with the 100-300mm on the long end is to keep the aperture at f7.1 and try to get the shutter speed up to 1/640 or faster. For flying birds, I've used a red dot sight, which is quicker and easier to use than either the EVF or LCD.

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