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
We had a visitor the other day.
At first I didn’t see him/her. Blended so well into the tree. But then, I saw the eyes. The bright yellow eyes staring back at me. It was a Great Horned Owl.
It sat there for a few minutes. Just long enough for me to grab my camera and take a few pics. Then it flew off. I hope it comes back to visit again.
Taken with a Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L lens, f5.6, 1/200, 400 ISO, @ 330mm.
Well, not actually right at me. The Bald Eagle looks as if it were coming at me on this take off but it flew above and to the right of me. I guess wearing the bunny ears worked. Just kidding.
I love the look on its face. Great stare. Not sure what I would have done if it came right at me.
This was taken in Lakewood Ranch, FL.
I used Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L lens.
Recently, I was out in my garden taking some macro shots of some plants, when I had a visitor.
From out of the bushes came the green monster, the HULK. He was huge. Look how he towers over the mushrooms. And he was fast. I only got off this one image and then he was gone.
Before he jumped away, I heard him mumble, “Ragnarok”. I Googled this and I see this is where his friend, Thor, lives. He must be heading his way.
I look forward to the next encounter with the green beast in my backyard garden.