It's interesting that Michael's gone back to displaying shots from his first Canon digital camera, the 3mp D30, Birds of a Feather.
It was taken with an expensive camera for the times, around $6,000, and an even more expensive lens, and it is of course an impressive shot.
I can't help speculating that my D800E with Nikkor 24-120/F4 zoom would have given me even better results, if I'd been there. How camera technology has progressed during the past 10 or 12 years. It's amazing!