More Canon lens testing, gator roar…with HDR effect

Doing more testing of my new lens, Canon 100-400mm L II, and loving it.

Here is a gator that visits a few times aweek in the cancel behind our condo.
I love the texture and detail this lens gets.  Very sharp.
Where have you been all my life?  Lol.

I’ve added an HDR effect to bring out the detail in the skin.

This reminds me of a little gator saying:
“It’s not that difficult to tell alligators and crocodiles apart.
One will see you in a while whereas the other will see you later.”


Testing my new Canon lens on nature…

I just received my new lens, Canon 100-400mm L II.  These were my first shots. I went out behind our condo and there was a lot of activity today.  Birds and gator. 

I kept my eye on the gator as I was photographing the birds.  I didn’t want to be surprised. 

Anyway, I’m happy so far with the lens.  Just need to get used to the size and weight of it.


Red-shouldered Hawk

We had a visitor this past weekend.
A full grown red-shouldered hawk.  He/she hung out for a few minutes.
Gave me enough time to shoot a few frames.


Fairy Tale Bee

I took this image a few months ago. Yesterday I was playing around and came up with this new “fairy tale” look.
What do you think?

flower bee painted-3


Day 2 of Black and White Challenge

This is near the top, or summit, or Pikes Pike.

I got of my car to take this image.  Fog rolled in very quickly.  I took 3 shots and then they were completely fogged out.  Got there just in time.



Monday Spider

Another Monday, another macro of a spider.
I found this one hanging from the outside roof.  Big and hairy. Ugh!
This is one of the first images I took with my new camera, Sony NEX 6.