Thank you 5DManiac - have you ever attempted something like guinea fowl? Actually, you'd think tame birds are easy, but since mine have been hand-tamed (which means regularly hand fed treats by me, who is also their ONLY care-giver), usually the chickens either run from the camera or come up and attempt to eat it, both of which make image capture difficult. On guineas they are very wild birds, even domesticated, and though mine come up to me quite a bit (within a few feet) and three of them will now eat from my hand if the food is tempting enough and all the other birds are doing it, trying to get the cute image capture of them roosting on my front porch has been almost impossible - as soon as the door opens they're standing up and flying away.
I've had better luck with cardinals lured in by a bird feeder so far than the silly guineas!
Mostly this got posted because of the 7D's noise reputation and trying to recover the shot - I wanted other eyes to look at the noise and see if I was being effective in trying to reduce it while still maintaining the detail on the guinea's head, etc.
I like to push buttons on thingies that take pictures. Sometimes I like to push other buttons, too.
I only bite on the second Tuesday of every week, usually only mean people - they kinda taste like chicken...
You can call me Wuzzi