300mm Lens

Today was our Photo Club picnic at Audubon.  We had great food, great conversation, and a chance to walk together to shoot.  Jeremy let me use his Canon 300mm F4 IS lens.

Eastern Pondhawk - 300mm Lens

It was a sweet lens!  It focused very fast and allowed me to reach out to critters without getting so close that I scared them.

This one wasn’t lit in an ideal way, but I shot it anyway!  Because I could!Red-spotted Purple 300mm lens

I shot dozens and dozens of a Monarch on the Joe Pye Weed.  I haven’t had time to look at all of the shots and analyze them and pick out the best… But here’s one of them, anyway:

Monarch on Joe Pye Weed 300 mm lens

As we turned the corner of the trail, I noticed a big darner.  It did us the courtesy of landing on some grass and sitting still for several shots.  Again, I haven’t analyzed them all, but here’s one:

Darner 300mm lens

And finally, a frog…  Seems like they usually jump before I can see them.  And even if they don’t, my lens has never allowed me to get close enough.  But today, a frog obliged me:

Green Frog 300mm lens

Jeremy told me that there is a lens out from Sigma… 50-500mm zoom…  Anybody out there have one?  How do you like it?

(yes, i’m still agonizing over what lens to get next…)

Thanks for the loan of your lens today, Jeremy.  All others, check out Jeremy’s work here: