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Old 20th September 2015
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

We wandered up to Hengistbury Head this morning (our local coastal Nature Reserve) and after a bacon and egg brekkie (no pics, as I took heed of your earlier comments ) went looking for birds

Nothing special about (Wheatears reportedly seen but no sign for us) but our usual mate the Stonechat did a turn in front of the camera

stonechat 20-9-15 by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

He was very obliging and when I asked him to move to another perch for a less busy background he did so

stonechat 20-9-15 moving perches by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

stonechat 20-9-15 new perch by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

shot using the EM-1 + 75-300 mk2,

I was amazed by the IQ difference between this and the 40-150 pro + TC (I have been using the latter so much recently I had forgotten how the 75-300 performed). These shots needed a fair bit of post-process work to get the detail out of them whereas this is not the case with the 40-150 + TC, mind you, the extra reach of the 75-300 was a bonus here
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