COMMON GRACKLE, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 19, 2015
Pentax-F* 300mm plus Pentax HD 1.4x converter (420mm)
1/800 sec. f7.1
"I am your worst nightmare," this bird seems to be saying. "I will rip your throat out . . ." Actually, it was preening itself in a tree and seemingly trying not to look menacing. But those yellow eyes are always frightening. I was happy to get a sharp photo handholding a 420mm combination.