Butterflies and Birds

I purchased a new telephoto lens recently.  It’s called the ‘beast’ for good reason, but it sure does captures beauty really well.  I took it out for a spin the other day to the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary with grand images in my head of all the birds I was going to photograph with it.  Since I’m not really a ‘birder’ it shouldn’t be a surprise to those who are that I didn’t really know what I was doing.

I certainly could hear the birds all around me chirping away.  I could even see some flying from tree to tree.  But they sure like to hide in the leaves!  There really wasn’t any way I could catch them without lots of practice.  I can do that.

So I headed to the butterfly garden and found this one fluttering around on the goldenrod and late summer blooms.  So pretty!

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 313mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1000s |

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 313mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1000s |

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 293mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1000s |

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 267mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1250s |

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 293mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1250s |

Aperture: ƒ/8 | Focal length: 293mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/1000s |

I was able to capture one bird though…a ruby throated hummingbird off my back deck.

Aperture: ƒ/6.3 | Focal length: 600mm | ISO: 5000 | Shutter speed: 1/1000s |

Time for more practice!

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