Excellent test image at 50x on the zoom eyepiece.
Select Macro Mode and zoom the camera lens to the end of the Green zone (10.1 mm or 47 mm ). I shoot in this mode most of the time. I use Continuous and hold down the shutter for 3 frames at full resolution or 6 frames at 8 megs. I use Spot Metering and Spot Focus. For White or black birds I usually set Manual Exposure so as not to confuse the meter.
Good luck, Neil.
Thank very much, Neil for advices. I am getting myself familiar with the camera now and may be trying to get some bird photos tomorrow.
Thank you again. May God bless you. Happy birding.