i'm almost offended by your effort.
i find it very odd that you had to post someone else's image to show what your subjects in your own images show look like?
is that a captive bird?
500mm with 1.4x extender, so 700mm for some awesome reach.
definitely an improvement. do you have any noise reduction software, i think it would help a lot in this case.
it's not supposed to be easy, you have to be patient,stubborn,smart and lucky, all at the same time. that sparrow i just posted was almost 2 1/2...
do you not have Merlin with the download package for your region? i'm not sure exactly what that bird is but a warbler of some sort.
a White-crowned Sparrow
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM.
just lifting the shadows takes seconds.
focus and exposure are good, but missing a whole lot of anything interesting.
not a lot of focus here.
excellent! composure,composition, bang on focus of an interesting critter.
AG season, eh.
a couple of singers.(i have a secret trick to make them perform for me)
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