Saturday, March 20, 2010
FEMALE CARDINAL, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, MARCH 2, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF) with Kenko 1.5x teleconverter
1/350 sec. f5.6
Maybe she isn't as flashy as the male, but the female cardinal still carries a regal bearing. This one stopped on our backyard deck railing just long enough for a formal portrait. The inexpensive ($99) teleconverter boosted the super-sharp 300mm telephoto lens to the equivalent of 450mm in focal length, yet yielded more than acceptable results.