Went to Brisbane yesterday to take my son back.Had a brief cuppa before making trip back hope.We had a 'plane spotter tracker' thing on the computer-which amazingly tracks commercial airliners in real time.My son said this 777 would pass very close to his house and bank at the same time.
So I thought I would take a few quick photos with my 400L lens and 50D.Was quite surprised how ell they turned out.
No cropping (the tracker said it was at 3000ft), a little curves adjustment,no sharpening.
We have had such crappy weather he in QLD.Not sure if this could be done on
a regular basis this clear and sharpe.The previous day we had rain and storms in S.E QLD ,and I suspect it cleared the air a fair bit.
My son also captured a similar image with his new Canon 600D and my 70-20- F2.8 and it also looked clear-he had to crop a bit.-but was very happy.
On a foot note,I saw this same plane over take me on it return journey to Asia
at 2 pm,while I was at Fernavale eating a pie and taking photos of a Brahamry kite on a nest with chicks.
I think you just google 'Fight radar' and make it a favourite.
I'll check and find a link,It's not on my computer.But it works very well
we watched this plane pass Leyburn an 5 minutes later in flew over
BTW re red brow finch PP,not much-a little levels,curves and some Un sharp
mask,but not too much.Hope this helps.But the main thing with those small
birds is to get up very close-like about 3.5 to 4.2 m.