Testing a Canon Super telephoto loaner lens on Eagles and Birds

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:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/super-telephoto/ef-200-400mm-f-4l-is-usm-extender-1-4x

HDR Waterlilly

This is one of my favorite images.  The waterlilly from the Reflection pond at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL.

A little HDR effect was added to bring out the detail.

Balloons fill the NM skies

The skies fill with balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in NM.  Every year they have 500+ balloons filling the skies.   Everywhere you looked, there were balloons just waiting to be photographed.

I have been there several years, never get tired of it.  It is so colorful and peaceful.  I even flew 2x.  I’ll be posting some of those shots soon.