Eye on a Gator

I was out in our neighbor when I saw his gator.
 
The coolest part of these images, at least to me, is there is a spider walking on his/her eyelid.  You can see it in the reflection in the water.  There is a LOT of detail in the image.
 
The gator was on the small size, maybe 6-8′.  But still, I’m glad it was in the water and not chasing me.
 
Image was taken with Sony a7rIII with a Canon 100-400mm L IS lens. 1/800, f 7.1, 400 ISO @ 400mm.

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.