Posting a few more, please evaluate. And thanks for you input. BTW Robin shot with 70-300vr2 at 300mm and cropped real closeYes, the contrast seems low, and the colors are somewhat muted. I think these could easily be "goosed" a little bit in post-proicessing to elevate the saturation level and overall degree of contrast. The robin photo's background has some odd effects, almost as if it was shot through a window with a screen on it.