Nikon D700 + 50mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos
getting a worm from Grandma to give to the chickadee
I then spent a few minutes outside with my Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 macro, and a chickadee obliged to come around...
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos
Unfortunately, the scene was dark and backlit — not a great situation for a black & white bird — and this one was moulting so it's really scruffy, so the result is lacking on many fronts.
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos
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I didn't want to spend more than a minute or two, so this was as close as I got; the Voigtländer can get a lot closer. I'm going to have to work out something some early morning when the sun is low enough to shine directly in, and see whether I can get some better shots. And perhaps I'll wait for a bird that's not moulting.