Waiting On An Owl

Waiting On The Owl

For the past two days I have spent part of my day searching for the snowy owl. The good news is that I found him both days. The bad news is that the owl never came close to where I could photograph it. You can see it sitting in the field, but then it just sits there, and I eventually have to leave to do something else. Yesterday I spent over two hours watching it sit in a field. During that time you start to get a little stir crazy. I started making some pictures of what was close to me. I thought that from the car this looked like a mountain range in miniature. Maybe it does, or maybe my exhaust fumes were getting into the car.

Testing a New Toy

My 400mm f/2.8 lens has been stuck at f/2.8 for a while now. That works just fine for sports. Most of the time it works just fine for anything. At any moment though I expect that thing to just give up on me. That would leave me without a long lens. I bought a Tamron 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 lens with that in mind. I know that I will not get the same results that I would with the Canon 600mm f/4 lens. That is a given. With the current climate of the sports photography market though I cannot see spending that much money on a lens. I have used Tamron glass in the past. In fact I have made some of my most seen photographs with Tamron glass. I really want a good test with this new lens. If you are listening snowy owl could you give me at least one flyby in the morning? Thanks in advance.


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