Click, Serendipidy, thanks for that, I really like the pics that you guys have posted over the time, and love the Harry fishing story!
Jack, I really like your pics especially the tall furry bird that forced you off your seat! Thank you for your offer, expect to hear from me at some point!
Northstar, I just recently read a post stating the same, possibly by you, unfortunately I already had the ISO up to 3200 and believed this was as high as I should risk to get any kind of keeper pics! So to have any chance of getting a picture I didn't dare reduce the speed any lower, already well below the 1/focal length even taking in to account a couple of stops of OS. I will be taking the F8 on board but it always looks to me from image history like I will be in the high ISO range, which is the best trade off, ISO noise lens sharp or less ISO noise lens less sharp?
How do you all post? Attach reduced size images to posting, hyperlink from personal website or link from Internet based storage service, which service, read too much about loosing rights on certain sites, got confused and, put bluntly, quit!
All do I need to have a colour calibrated monitor (colour monkey or similar) to even start to edit or is the basic colour calibration provided by monitor software following the instructions manually close enough?
Will try to find some more bird pics later, I don't have many worthy of showing!
Thank you folks for a morale boost, I needed it, I do have feelings but am not easily offended by constructive criticism so feel free to offer it up.