Some new friends dropped by today. First time I have seen Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in the Pine Barrens of NJ where I live. Came to my feeders. Got out the trusty new SX50 of course and voila. Opened the window and took from my kitchen inside the house, handheld at 1200mm ~30 ft. away. Minimal post processing--minor crop to get suet feeder out & iso 200 so I reduced the noise a tad. Shot in raw--the way to go. 1/160 f/6.5
Small columbine flower ~ 10-15 ft. at 1200mm too, handheld. Noise reduction, minor sharpening, no crop 1/250 , f/6.5 iso 400. This camera if pretty freakin unbelievable.
I won't be blowing these up to posters but I don't do much of that anyway. I am beginning to get spoiled zooming out to everything now.