I asked Ken to loan me his Nikkor 85mm 1.8d because I am planning on doing some portrait work in the near future. On the way to work this foggy morning I saw a red tailed hawk return to the site of the old nest in the sycamore for the first time. This is the nest that fell down a few months ago.
This was the lens on the camera, the only one I had at the time and I shot it wide open and then bracketed a little bit. You use what you got. Very sharp. This shot is basically unaltered, right out of the camera.
Notice the white spot on the back of the hawk's head. Not a bald eagle. Beth introduced me to the concept of leucism and it is the proper explanation for the loss of pigmentation.
When I got home from the medical procedure yesterday I bracketed a bunch of shots of this Kuan Yin in my yard. Very nice lens. Nice bokeh. This one is stopped down to f2.2. He is going to loan me his 1.4 50mm and we will see what it does to backgrounds.