Friday, May 16, 2008
Today's image is a Goldfinch I found on my back patio. Because they fidget and fly around so much these little guys are difficult to capture. I used my Nikon 70-300mm to get this shot. I know, people have mixed feelings about this lens. Mixed feelings and mixed reviews. It is an inexpensive piece of Nikon glass, to be sure. But I have found mine to be quite good. I always get sharp images, even at 300mm. Dang if I'm gonna spend thousands of dollars on a 300mm lens when I can get shots like this. The AF doesn't work very fast, of course. In fact, this shot was manually focused (and that very quickly).