I'm not sure if it was me, my settings, or what, but I just couldn't get a good sharp well focused shot. I tried, but it seemed the camera was focusing just in front of the bird which left them looking soft with the background. :frown: These were the best of over 100 shots. The female cardinal looks to have the best focus of all. :redface: Shot with a D80, Nikon 75-300 AF, on sports auto mode, mounted on tripod, shot in RAW NEF, cropped and resized in Nikon Picture Project.