Thanks, I wish I would have stopped down so the background was somewhat recognizable and the ears were in focus, but I really thought this was going to be a throw away shot. I didn't pay must attention to my aperture (just made sure the shutter was below 1/500). This bird shooting is quite exhilarating, isn't it?PEPPER PETE said:Super shot Chad, the eyes really stand out. The lens combo gave razor sharp pic. Good going.