A quick Broad-Billed Male: Or was I slow on the trigger? Anyway, he's just out of frame.
This guy had a really nice pose though! Please note: The shots in this sequence are completely unedited, with the minor exception of a few frames I deleted entirely. I think I left the focus and framing unchanged through the entire sequence, and it's not quite my normal framing, since I'm shooting a rare bird, and am adapting my technique to be sure of a good shot, at the feeder if necessary. I think I actually should have focused a little farther back. This is why it's important to have your laptop handy, and a card reader, and perhaps a dark blanket to huddle under, so you can check focus at a 200% view, where you can see very well exactly what is in focus and what is not. I can never evaluate this adequately, even with the zoom in feature on my camera's viewscreen. Usually I would frame it more to the right, upward to eliminate the feeder from the frame entirely, and focus an inch or two farther back. You'll see this in many of the "defects" in the shots recorded here. You'll see a lot of severe sensor dust too I was completely unable to remove from the sensor screen with normal techniques, such as sensor swabs. I ended up sendeing the camera to a special vendor and replacing the original sensor filter with a glass one adapted for infrared photography. I could have instead use a "normal" filter, but in glass, to retain the normal color spectrum. All shots are copyrighted, and all rights are reserved. I do apologise for all the watermarks, but they won't interfere with the intention of this group of pages, which is technical and informational, rather than artistic, in this specific case.
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