Spring 2014 vacation, around home, day 3
This is the third batch of the photos that I shot around where I live. There will be more flowers than birds, including the tulips, finally. 😉
All the images were taken with my newer 300 mm prime L series lens with a Tamron 1.4 X extender, and shot handheld. I’m not completely used to using a tripod yet, I still find it easier to shoot handheld, moving around slightly until I get the best light and composition that I can. I have trouble visualizing that as I’m setting up my tripod, what I may start doing is use the long lens to “see” the shot that I want, then set up my tripod and the Tokina macro lens to actually shoot the shot.
I did get a lifer, an Estes bird!
Here’s the series of tulip photos that I’m quite proud of, I think that I did a pretty good job with these.
This one’s not bad either.
I sat down on a bench in the shade to take a break, and it was only a few seconds before Bruiser, the male red-tailed hawk came by, as he was being mobbed by red-winged blackbirds. I still haven’t swapped all my dedicated settings between my two camera bodies, so I didn’t have my saved bird in flight set up to use, I had to adjust manually for these, which is why they are slightly overexposed. Sorry for so many of these, I probably should have deleted a few more, but that’s me.
Finally, my best photos of a six spotted tiger beetle. I have no idea how these came to be named what they are as I see no resemblance to a tiger at all, I don’t name them, I just photograph them. 😉
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!