Anyone with an interest in avian photography is fortunate to live in Florida! I'm visiting mom over the holidays, and ran into this handsome chap on the back lawn. He even posed for a portrait. What variety of birdie is he? Note that the above is a 100% crop from a d200 + 85/1.4 combo. Considering it's such a small piece of the frame, the detail is impressive. I used the same rig to take this portrait of another bird, but I have an ID on this one... its a Birger. View attachment 21708 Nancy, my mom, and I had the pleasure of visiting with Birger yesterday. He's quite the gentleman... he treated us to lunch and then let me fondle his fabulous collection of Nikon glass :Love: . Sorry I haven't been around much, but I'm on dial-up while I'm at mom's house. Merry Christmas to All from West Palm Beach!