My goodness, the atmosphere here is totally captivating Like three sentinels watching over their kingdom, or like some age old living statues who continue to stand guard. Amazing colours also, I love how the background has the same colour scheme as the fence. I love your play with DOF here. Amazing
I remember the last shot you took like this it was really a beautiful piece.I love the way the bird seems to be perched up so comfortably.This out came out superb as well.Looks like something you would see on the cover of a card.
Yes, you are right, that was why I told you it was written 300mm, 2.8 with a 5D mkII camera Their is only one lens able to do 2.8 at the 300mm focal. To be more precise, I used the 300 2.8 L IS lens (not the new one)
The XTi is a REALLY good camera, I used an even worse camera for years with a great joy. The 100-400mm is good too... but I think you should have a look to the 300 f4 Or perhaps the cheaper and good performer sigma 120-400 OS
In fact, the 120-400 and 100-400 are good lenses but most of them suffer with centering troubles. Unfortunately, you can find a really good sigma and a very poor canon, the other is true too... there is no rules about this
I checked again and it seems that most sigma are poor. I tried one that was pretty good so I don't really know if it is a good idea
I think you should consider the 300 F4 and perhaps you can add a converter