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Old Mar 24, 2007, 8:30 AM   #1
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Hi there,

my new Tamron 70-300mm arrived and the first test I did was to take photographs of the birds munching sunflower seeds in our birdhouse. As always they only allowed me to photograph through a window and a very bad angle too. This time I was able to get a tad closer than with my 28-105, though

This is a 40% crop (roughly), ISO 800, f/8, 1/500s at 300mm. Resized and a little touchup for forum use.

He (she?) had a special routine. He would sit at the very edge of the birdhouse, watching the surroundings, then go inside, pick a single sunflower seed, come back and munch it, still eying everything. I think it's a Chloris chloris - your "standard finch" to say so.

Lovely, isn't it? They look so cute when they busy themselfes in the birdhouse.

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 9:39 PM   #2
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Your camera does well at ISO 800 and you're going to enjoy that 300 mm focal length on the new lens.
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