Important: please keep your image under 700 pixels wide/high for in-line viewing, and please try to keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thursday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!Happy Thursday everyone! Spring is officially here, even though it's been around for awhile now, so there should be no excuses for a lack of photos. Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping, so there should be plenty out there to shoot. As I said last week, I got up a couple hours before sunrise last Thursday to go shoot some birds. Was hoping for Whooping Cranes, but I never got close enough. I did mark off a few birds on my life list though. Here's one of a Red-Winged Blackbird calling in the ladies. I used the 2x II t/c and was pleasantly surprised. It's not as sharp as the 1.4x or bare lens, but it's more acceptable than I expected. Can't wait to se all the great photos. You guys keep steppin' it up every week.