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Juvenile Cardinal

So right after I started using the Sony a300, I ended up with a friend's collection of Minolta/Sony compatible lenses. The Tamron 200-400 seemed a perfect birding lens, but at the time I balked at learning to use it. Can't imagine why! I finally dusted it off this weekend, and lo and behold, I had a great time starting out with it all over again. This shot was entirely handheld.

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Taken on September 16, 2012