Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Thursday, May 1, 2014


We were all busily viewing and photographing the shorebirds as they returned in small groups to feed in the receding mudflats, when all of a sudden the entire flock sitting on the large log lifted up at once and flew overhead!  All these birds flew right into my shot! If only I had one of the super big wildlife lenses I would have had great resolution on this shot, but unfortunately I had to crop to get this.  I think next year I'll try going back and rent one of the big lenses.  I did that a few years ago, and carried it around like a baby for the weekend (it weighed as much as a baby at just over 10lbs!)  By the end of the weekend I had sore biceps.  One of the photographers told me that she has had her lens for several years and carries it around all the time so she doesn't even notice it.  So in addition to great closeups of wildlife I would also be getting my workout in!


TexWisGirl said...

still makes a great shot!

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, there must be a thousand birds!

My lens weighs about 3 lbs and it's tough sometimes to hike and shoot with. But so worth it! I can't imagine lugging one that weighs 10 lbs. Wow.