A black-capped chickadee was flitting about my Plum tree a couple weeks back, saving away seeds from my feeder for the winter. For only a moment it gave me this superb close-up view (I was only a couple feet away) with the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L II IS lens and Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 DGX. With the 420mm f/4 combo, the background of this shot blurred into deep green and purple hues and an intrigue of shapes.

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