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American Wigeon

American wigeon

Camera: Fuji X-T1
Exposure: 1/2000
Aperture: f/7.5
Focal Length: 560mm (840mm equivalent) Fuji 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR with 1.4x extender.
ISO: 2000

This male American wigeon (Anas americana) was seen outside of Portland, Oregon on an insanely fast trip last week.  I was walking through dark trees and had the ISO cranked up to 2000 when we emerged into bright daylight.  I had forgotten to adjust the ISO, but even at 2000, the soft nuance of color really came through nicely with the Fuji camera.  Note the very light blue on the bill and the detail in the water droplets on the body feathers.

I’ve pretty much decided that the days of digiscoping are over with this new Fuji 100-400 lens with teleconverter.  It is far more convenient, has better optics with autofocus and is more portable than any stopgap digiscoping solution is.  You also get brighter/faster lenses than you do when digiscoping as well.

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