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Common Blackbird: The Queen of the Backyard

Common Blackbird,Turdus merula


Just for Fun

This fine lady is our local backyard Blackbird. She has just finished her first clutch for the season and is taking a break from child-minding. She also lost her tail, and is slowly regrowing a new one.


The Nikon 300/500 PF Group has a bit of a discussion on the use of the Nikon Z50 with the 300mm PF and 500 RP coupled with the Teleconverter TC2.00 II


Lockdown does this to you, so I grabbed the Z50 and the TC 2.00 with the 300mm and The Queen took time to pose for me, and of course the light was less than advantageous for the exercise.

But, I did end up with some sharp useable results and at 1/80th handheld at f/11 I'm willing to go out to the field and give it a go.

The group also has some shot with the 500PF, and TC2.0, so I've a bit of experimenting ahead.


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Taken on October 19, 2021