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    From my back yard yesterday.

    Here's an example of the a1's Bird Eye AF at work.

    a1, 200-600 @ 321mm, ISO 2500, 1/3200s @ f/6.3 manual. HH

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    Hi Bill. Congrats on this one, which I like very much. Nice and sharp where it counts, lovely contrasting BG too. I'm so ready for a change to the A1/200-600 combo...just getting the house painted shortly and then saving up again!

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    Very nice Bill. Good contrast between the blue/greys and the greens behind. Seems to be sharp right on the eyes. So the camera is picking this up at about 30+ mph!coming straight at you.

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    Now that is dynamic! Face is sharp, and the thrown wings impart a tremendous sense of motion. Exposure, color balance, and detail all look great to me. An amazing result in overcast conditions.

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    Hi Bill ... cool head on fly shot .
    Well done on all counts , and the subject sets off nicely from the BG .

    TFS Andreas

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    Hi Bill. Welcome to Sony and the amazing a1. I hope that the guide helped.

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    Bill, really a tough shot to get and this one is a beauty!

    Very nice detail for any subject, especially a Jay coming head on. Nice, rich green bkg adds for sure.

    Might take a look at a 16x9 keeping top and bottom lines where they are, or perhaps play with a touch more on the ends but man, love this one!

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    Hi Bill, well done. Wonderful head-on image of a Blue Jay. I think everything works perfectly. Thank you for sharing.
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    that's a stunner, congrats Bill, I think this is the best shot you have posted in a while
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    Thank you all. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Hi Bill. Welcome to Sony and the amazing a1. I hope that the guide helped.

    with love, arite
    Thanks Artie. The guide was indeed a huge help. You recommended that I also get the 1.4X TC, which I had wanted to do and could sorely use. Unfortunately, all sources including B&H and Bedfords show it as out of stock. I fear I may not find one prior to my trip to Botswana in a few weeks.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!

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