Nature Photography by Sash Dias

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Yellow Breasted Chat in Boston

I heard about a Yellow-Breasted Chat that was hanging around in Boston, and spent a couple of hours this past Saturday trying to get some good pictures. Things to be thankful for - I actually saw the bird and got pictures of it up close, as it was gorging itself on a piece of bread someone had left in the park. Not so great - trying to leave the piece of bread out of the picture was next to impossible, the light was atrocious (I was shooting wide open at ISO 5000) and the backgrounds sucked!
I shot these with my new 500mm lens - I'm still getting used to it, but my back totally appreciates the almost 50% reduction in weight I got by downgrading from the 600 f/4!

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