This is the first time that I’ve duplicated an image in the project but the subject was so important that he deserved a second, far superior shot. The problem was that he comes to the feeder so early in the morning that light is poor, making it impossible to get a good, detailed shot. The answer was a wireless flash, placed outside, two metres away from the feeder, and triggered from inside, shooting through a meticulously cleaned kitchen window. I used a 2X teleconverter to convert my 200mm lens to 400mm and then coupled it with my APS-C camera to effectively increase the focal length to just over 600mm. As you can see, the effort was worth it. The shot from two days ago was used on the CBC’s News at Six broadcast that night.
Minolta Maxxum 7D – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 2X Teleconverter – 608mm – ISO 400 – f5.6 – 1/125.