Is that #friday breaking through? Nope. The sun.
Happy New Year to all of our family and friends.
May 2018 be a GREAT year for everyone!
I had fun recently. I am a member of Canon’s CPS program- Canon Professional Service.
This entitles me to try almost anything Canon makes for 10 days.
So, I thought I’d try the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x.
The lens is a beast. It is very sharp but that comes with some negatives- size and price.
Weighs almost 8 lbs and cost $10,000 For more info on lens:
So since it wasn’t raining today, I thought I’d go take some birds pics. Long story short- I spent the afternoon in the ER.
While I was shooting this Red-shouldered Hawk I was bitten by some ants. 10 minutes later I was swelling up and had hives. I went to ER, they took me right away. My eyes, ears and mouth was swollen.
Damn ants. Anyway, they took care of me and I’m OK now.
This is 1 of the 2 Adolescent Bald Eagles that we have in the area. They are around 9 months old. I’ve been photographing over that time period but this is the first time he/she came and sat outside my window.
He/she likes to sit there and squawk and make noise. I don’t mind. I just wish he would turn and face me (camera) so I can take a front view pic.
Taken with Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm L II IS lens.
ISO 200, F5, 1/320 sec, at 220mm.
The Osprey hawk visited today and sat and posed for me.
I love the detail in his/her feathers. Also I love the death stare.
There are 3 Osprey that fly around in our area. This one sat while the other 2 were flying high above.
This was taken with Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L lens.
F5 at 1/2000 sec at ISO 200, focal length 300mm