Gull anticipating a great supper.
100-400mm at 120mm
100-400mm at 120mm
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sandhill crane shot with 70d+300L f/2.8II+2x III makes a great combo
I can also open the pdf file without password. The pdf is locked for reading only.
Spent a day at the Western Treatment Plant (near Melbourne, Australia). It's essentially a place where sewage from Melbourne is treated before being discharged into the bay. But the good quality of water, after treatment, and winding it's way through a series of ponds and lakes means the bird life is abundant. Plus, it's Spring down here, so, everything from raptors to waders to small birds.Great birds, well shot !
I know I'm in the minority, but I sure hope the 100-400 replacement is a push-pull zoom.
Haven't seen these guys in a year. Beautiful little birds, with a cute look. I was out scouting for dark sky sites for my astrophotography a couple weeks ago, and came across a small marsh and agricultural pond. At the time, the pond was PACKED with phalaropes, and I regretted not having my lens with me. I went back to the same spot the first chance I got, hoping the phalaropes would still be there. Alas, no, it looked completely deserted. However after hanging out for a minute, I noticed a few other species of shorebird, along with a lone heron that showed up a few minutes later.
In all, I picked out Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, a few Snipes, a Lesser Sandpiper, and the Heron in addition to the Yellowlegs in the end. No good photos of the snipes...they had already noticed me by the time I noticed them, and they skittered off into the corn fields before I could get any good shots. The Lesser Sandpiper seemed fearless for a while, I kept getting closer and closer...then the incessant warning call of a Killdeer kicked in, and the whole lot of them flew to the other end of the pond. Darn killdeer...
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Canon EF 2x TC III
Gitzo GT3532LS + Jobu Pro 2 Gimbal
I know the feeling, we have Willets here who will follow you all over, buzzing you and wailing. Every living thing within a 1/4 mile knows exactly where you are. I am fan of birds, but sometimes I wish I had a taser in my photo bag.
The good news is they left for the season !! I was able to shoot some yellowlegs up close and personal via kayak. Will post them here soon.