My Weekend, Saturday
Okay, I decided to do a stand alone post for each day this weekend, mostly because I shot so many photos.
I went to the Pickerel Lake Nature Preserve, and I was a little disappointed by how few birds or spring flowers I saw. The weather was the major reason for few birds. It was sunny when I arrived, but soon the clouds rolled in. Later, it began to sprinkle first, then rain moderately hard for the rest of my time there.
It felt hot and muggy when I arrived also, the type of feeling that one gets when severe weather is on the way, and that’s what happened this day. I had just left, when a powerful storm moved through the area with winds over 80 MPH. I’m sure that the critters could feel the storm coming, they normally do, and they take cover early.
Still, it was my first day out with the replacement 300 mm prime telephoto lens, and it really wowed me! Not only is it even sharper than the first 300 mm lens was, the auto-focus is much more accurate. And, to top it off, it does so well in very poor light that I’m going to throw in a few photos that I probably wouldn’t normally include, as they are of ring-necked ducks in the rain, and I’m amazed at how good they are. You’ll also be able to see how versatile the new lens is, I’ll include photos that I shot of subjects literally at my feet, as well as birds in the distance.
So, here’s the first photo I shot with the new lens, of a dandelion right outside my apartment door as I was loading my gear in my vehicle.
I’m not going to prattle on about the rest of the photos, they are what the captions say that they are. 😉
So there aren’t any award winners in this batch, they do show what the new lens is capable of even under some very poor weather conditions. You’ll get an even better idea of what the lens is capable of in tomorrow’s post.
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!