The picture of this female American Goldfinch with yellow flowers was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near the vistor’s Center in Queens, New York on a hot summer day. This American Goldfinch was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
The picture of this Black-throated Blue Warbler was taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY with my CANON EOS7D and the Canon 100-400 mm lens. I was glad to have the extremely fast burst mode that is built into the CANON EOS7D when I walked right into a termite hatching in the park.
The birds were flitting around in a frenzy hardly ever stopping and I was happy to be able to keep clicking away keeping up with the action with the CANONEOS 7D. I purchased a battery power pack for the CANON Speedlite 580EXII which makes the flash recycle much more quickly in addition the having the flash unit stayed powered much longer which came in really handy for this particular type of shooting.