@Canuck from Kansas you can't beat that for fun !
Garbage night is Weds here so a couple days back after 2am I went outside to get the cans to the road. Happened to look over at our cast iron planter and saw a light ghostly image. One of our Barn Owls was concentrating on prey and ignoring me.
I grabbed my camera with a 300mm lens and used only the light of my led backpacking headlight to get this shot. Pushed iso and handheld at 1/10th of a second.
Not much in terms of quality, but proof I was not dreaming, yet.
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The Olympus m4/3 camera has an amazing built-in image stabilzer. Also, mirrorless allows you to boost the brightness of the finder to focus (old manual focus lens). Technology !Great shot for 2AM. Tough to get a steady shot with the telephoto when you don't have the time for a tripod. I bump the ISO up to 6400, but even then ...
All you need is oneThe Olympus m4/3 camera has an amazing built-in image stabilzer. Also, mirrorless allows you to boost the brightness of the finder to focus (old manual focus lens). Technology !
I think it was iso 3200.
I could have shared the other 7-8 blurry photos that were a total bust : )
I was on the river today and stepped onto a pile sticks along the river when two mink just like that came screeching out from about under my feet. Scared me good. Then I realized she was screeching at the dude for continuing with the unwanted advances.I was sitting on the berm alongside the Des Plaines River in Illinois last night, having a beer and watching the sun go down, when this guy (girl?) came by. He hung out right in front of me, less than 5 feet away, totally unafraid. There was another, slightly bigger but much more cautious mink. One chased the other onto a tree that hangs more than halfway over the river, and the lead mink leapt off it and hit the water with a resounding belly flop and swam to the other side. It's like Marty Stouffer's Wild America here!
Have watched pretty rave reviews on YouTube of the 600 and 800/f11's. What a cool concept and advancement in light equipment. Bet it is a fun system!I just missed getting a shot of one of our resident owls with the new F11 800 mm lens/mirrorless Cannon body my wife is testing out. I know she has been pleasantly surprised with the results shooting birds in the backyard so far. For amateurs like us, not bad results for the price.
I missed the owl but got this guy with my IPhone when the wife and I were cleaning up the raised beds. Pacific Green Tree Frog I believe. Hear them all the time on my property but first I have come across. Taking care of my pest problem before planting...
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Have watched pretty rave reviews on YouTube of the 600 and 800/f11's. What a cool concept and advancement in light equipment. Bet it is a fun system!