I'm confused about some things in your photos...I see things like 4/1000 second. I'm not used to seeing this. Isn't this really 1/250 second? I thought cameras usually reduce the speed fraction down to it's lowest common denominator. Also, at 110mm you must have been standing right next to them, or taking advantage of the D300S's megapixels and cropping? If you're this close....I'm so jealous!!
I have no idea why my Nikon does that...both the D100 and the new 300s do it I think I did a little bit of cropping on some of the shots but I am "right next to them" for the more recent feeder shots! Within five feet, sometimes within arms length