I almost never run wildlife photos here, but I did yesterday and here’s another, of a cute little part-yellow bird I saw flitting around in the bushes near Lake Okanagan. With a note for photo-geeks.
I’ll be unsurprised if some erudite reader fills in the species.
Photogeekery · I didn’t have a real telephoto and this guy was a ways away, so I had to crop the image way down. Thus, if you click on it to see the enlarged version, you’re looking at a 1:1 crop; the pixels on your screen are (modulo a little Lightroom sharpening and white-balancing), the pixels off the camera sensor.
Which is something you normally don’t want to do and yes, the picture’s a little soft. That it’s usable at all is a tribute to the quality of the sensor in the K20D but even more to the awesome power of the DA* 50-135mm, here cranked right out to 135mm and right open to f2.8. It’s a hell of a lens.