I had to cancel out on a trip to a Federal Wildlife Refuge this morning because of the Federal closure ugh!!! I lost $74 on the motel cancelation. So I walked a familiar trail and ran across a flock of Waxwings.
I took the two images with my d4, Nikon 500mm f4.0 vr lens and my tc 1.7EII to make 850mm focal length. I have found that the tc 1.7EII is not as good as my tc 1.4EII in image quality but need it sometimes when I am shooting small birds.
Image 1 - iso 800, 1/250 at f8 Image 2 - iso 800, 1/750 at f8