RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, LOVELACE PARK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 17, 2015
Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 plus Pentax HD 1.4x teleconverter (420mm)
1/640 sec. f8
I had just gotten up from a bench at the Lovelace Park pond after waiting fruitlessly for species other than Canada geese or mallards to show up when this fine specimen of a red-wing alighted a few feet in front of me. That long 420mm plus about 75 percent cropping of the frame yielded a satisfactory (to me) image.