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This will be a nice challenge for lots of photogs here. It seems like a popular subject for folks w/ long lenses. I won't be able to participate but looking forward to see some above average bird photos here.
Michael, in general I agree that most of my bird shots have been with my 55-200 lens, but here is an example of one shot with my X100F as it was the one I had in my hands at the moment this female Junco started hopping around. It had the Fuji teleconverter which made it a 33 mm lens. This would be equivalent to a 50 mm lens on a full frame sensor.
My apologies for the shot being from last October, but I think it serves as an example.

You'll see that it's quite a severe crop, yet still works. First the cropped image and below the uncropped.


female Junco searching for food


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my favorite is in sun..but dark day doesn't hold me back..theres alot of dark dark days in winter in upstate ny
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This will be a nice challenge for lots of photogs here. It seems like a popular subject for folks w/ long lenses. I won't be able to participate but looking forward to see some above average bird photos here.
Michael, in general I agree that most of my bird shots have been with my 55-200 lens, but here is an example of one shot with my X100F as it was the one I had in my hands at the moment this female Junco started hopping around. It had the Fuji teleconverter which made it a 33 mm lens. This would be equivalent to a 50 mm lens on a full frame sensor.
My apologies for the shot being from last October, but I think it serves as an example.

You'll see that it's quite a severe crop, yet still works. First the cropped image and below the uncropped.


female Junco searching for food


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Yes there is a bird in the photo, but with out serious cropping the bird is not the focus.
 

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This will be a nice challenge for lots of photogs here. It seems like a popular subject for folks w/ long lenses. I won't be able to participate but looking forward to see some above average bird photos here.

I think you might be limiting yourself with respect to the creativity that comes from working with what you have. I get a lot of satisfaction working around the "limitations" of my gear. These limitations can be a source of inspiration. No, I won't get an amazing shot with feather detail using a D700 and 50mm f/1.4D (unless I actually shoot the bird first), but thinking outside the box and taking advantage of the limitations can lead to interesting results.

The challenge was only "photos of birds" after all.
 
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