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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Another Seagull

After a gray, cold, rainy week, blue skies returned this afternoon and I went out to test the new (used) 300mm telephoto lens. It's another old prime lens and what better subject than one of Victoria's ubiquitous seagulls. This one was perched on top of a power pole about a hundred meters from where I was standing. I'm pretty pleased with the lens. And I learned that if you get ready to click the shutter and then wait, wildlife will almost certainly do something more interesting than just sit there. All you have to do is be ready.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

This is great. Remember the book Jonathan LIvingston Seagull? I think you found him!

Paul - Leeds photo daily said...

Wow, that takes me back a long time since I read J L Seagull. Great seagull photo, when it comes to lenses small is not always best.