I had nothing for this week's World Bird Wednesday. So I sat out back and worked with a 2X tele-extender I have had for a couple of months, trying to learn how to use it with my 70-300mm - getting the focus down, adjusting the exposures over or under how many stops, what ISO to use, etc. In the process this little Golden-Crowned Sparrow happened along and was quite okay with being a subject for my testing. I've been meaning to get this little guy for WBW as he is unique to our Pacific coastal area.
Thanks Mr. G.C. Sparrow.
These next three I've cropped some just to see how an image would look using a 2X tele-extender with the lens maxed out at 300mm.
Overall these aren't too bad considering pushing the equiptment as I was. I think with a little more practice I can get some improvements. This is not a combination I would use very often but it is nice to know it does work and may come in handy when that day arrives that I spot my first Desert Big Horn Sheep high up on a rocky crag of a desert mountain.
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