I think I've cracked it with OH's HS10 (OK, with wildlife, anyway!) - I just love to keep hammering away with any bit of kit until I have something vaguely resembling an understanding!
And the quality's great, even at ISO400 (Blue Tit and Hen Pheasant are ISO100). OK, DOF's a little more than desired (all taken with lens as wide as it'll go) but given an OK BG, it's not really a problem
#2 Squizzer - we seem to have a couple who've taken up residence in the garden
#3 Blue Tit
#5 Hen Pheasant - one of the 2 wives for Mr Pheasant who are all living in the garden
Birds are at max zoom and Squizzer's at midpoint zoom