Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis.

Very heavily cropped, but at least it's sharp. Manually focussed as the foliage was playing havoc with the autofocus.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd May 2009, This photo: 7:46am

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Comments

  • looby88 said:
    another cute bird, and yep, its sharp !
  • David de Groot said:
    They were flitting about amongst the sticks and leaves and invariably just as I got focus, it'd jump off somewhere else, but this one thought it was hiding ;-)
  • mitchell burns said:
    nice one... ah i hate it when the auto focus dose that ..lol
  • accesser said:
    Very nice for a manual focus nice, I have had the same thing camera keep locking onto trees etc.
  • David de Groot said:
    Comes from being too far away and thus the bird isn't the dominant thing to focus on (from the camera's point of view).
    Yeah, what we need is a mind-control focus option. ;-)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    I love these little guys. Nice job with the manual focus. Are you missing the 1.6x crop factor when it comes to birds? Or is the extra resolution making up for it?
  • David de Groot said:
    Well the crop factor was definitely an advantage for this sort of thing, but the resolution of the 5DII does make up for it somewhat. Although what I really miss is the 600mm prime I got a turn off recently... ;-)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Ooh, that's dangerous!! Play with one of those sorts of things and the mind starts racing as to how you can somehow afford it. Kidney, first born child....
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I know... and then you start thinking that, you know, 800mm might be better...
  • accesser said:
    800 pft www.flickr.com/photos/peteleongphotography/2433187773/
  • mitchell burns said:
    holly crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is the bigges lens iv ever seen ... u would be able to take it anywere it would b that heavy... how far would that c 8-) ......