California Thrasher, originally uploaded by CircadianReflections Photography.
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Here’s another first for me! This was taken with my AF-S 300mm f/4 and the Nikkor 14E II TC I purchased, but had to send back because the unit wasn’t Auto-Focusing. This is manually focused. This bird was skittish and kept to the bushes and tall grasses for a long time then after awhile it got used to me and my friend Dali and ventured out into the shady side of the trail. There was some nice light on its breast though.
Nikon D700| Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4@ f/5.6 + 14E II TC =420mm| 1/1250s| ISO 500| Manual Priority| Center Metering| Monopod