Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) / Pic flamboyant (forme rosée) / Colaptes auratus cafer (male): This is the first of several photos that I will post over the next few days that were taken with a rented lens (the old, but trustworthy, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4) and 1.4 teleconverter. I must say that I was quite happy with the results! And I was more than pleased this is the first bird I was able to capture with this lens (although I was less pleased that the ISO was, for some mysterious reason, set at 3200).
Taken in Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 & AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II (ISO 3200, 420mm, f/7.1, 1/3200). Not baited, called in or set up.