So true Kev, Ive been to both ends a few time's lol. I mean your stuff is second to non we all know that. Really its all about the light. if its working for us or not. I don't for sure try and shoot at big numbers and sometimes I just got to stop down to get the depth I need which doesn't help but the camera can get it done most of the time but you know I have to have the detail.
Where I like to be most of the time ...This is the coolest Purple Finch I have ever shot right here.
That's a beautiful picture! Male Purple finches don't begin to molt into their adult plumage until late summer or early fall of their second year so you know that bird was hatched in the spring of 2015.