With the purchase of a new camera system, you must get new lenses. One of the new ones I bought was the Fuji XC 50-230mm lens. The aperture is rather slow at 4.5 - 6.7 or something like that throughout the range, but the price was nice at only $369. When it arrived, I had to put it to work.
I spotted a blue jay sitting on our fence and I grabbed a few snaps of it quickly. Those little guys don't stay in one place for too long so I had to act fast. The one bad thing here is that I shot him through some window blinds so the bokeh in the background looks rather funny. Otherwise I like the lens and the shot, for the most part.
Speaking of the shot, I cropped it down a bit, brightened the bird with Nik Viveza, added some lens vignetting with Nik Color Efex 4 and sharpened with Nik sharpener. If you haven't guessed already, I really like that Nik suite of tools. Oh and there was a big old branch with leaves above the bird that I removed with PS CC's content aware fill. That's a nice little thing to have as well!Exif data:
Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC 50-230mm f4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/210
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA