Shot w/D2x/200-400VR (no TC). What a huge difference in the amt of light getting into this lens w/o the TC attached, (most noticable in low light situations like this). These crazy geese will go out onto the pond, only to break through the thin ice, then just sit there in that little hole they made, just so they can get into the water! Being used to using Center-Weighted metering, I've been experimenting with Matrix metering lately, and find I'm underexposing much more than I used to w/CW. Taken @5:48pm on a cloudy evening, (sunset @6:33 here). Shot w/@ISO800 and underexposed by 1/2 sop, which I corrected in NC. At high(er) magnifications, yes, there is some noise, but I'm going to attribute that to my underexposure. Still doesn't look too bad at these web sizes. 10% cropped away, & resized to 25% of original. This confirms ya gotta nail the exposures! And, ya, I should'a looked at the cool 3 color, Histo, but didn't. (btw, there's still the regular Histo to look at as well).