I took my T150-600 to South Africa, Central America, & Ecuador. Put it in your hand carry bag or back pack. You may get the idea that most of us who travel a lot NEVER check anything if you want it on the other end and in working condition. Just look out the window as they load/unload baggage and you'll see why. That is if it gets past TSA/baggage handler sticky fingers. Have a good time!
Ha, here's a bird in flight, Tamron 150-600mm, on a d500. @600mm, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 2500
The Tamron 150-600, the original, works just great hand held. I'd attach a bird in flight photo but haven't figured out how in this box.
Nikon D500 with a Tamron. 16-500. It stays on the camera except for long range stuff, then Tamron 150-600.
Good day to get reflections
I wasn't thinking about the AA's in the speedlights in my earlier post. I've had them leak so now leave the lights on the shelf with no batteries installed.
Never had a problem. Only take them out when they need recharging.
I put the 16-300 on my 7100, moved it to the 7200, and then this year bought another for my d500 since I don't like to change lens in the field. I've used it all over the world and any photos I've posted here used it. Macro? It will focus down to 19 inches. I have a 90mm macro for any closer work.
Even though one person was killed a few weeks ago, folks are lined up to climb El Capitan. More power to them, I'll watch and take their picture.
From the valley floor, that spot is someone
Zoom to 450mm and there he is.
Then there is sunset
And there are at least 15 climbers still climbing
No need to throw rocks at me but I for one get tired of reading how great Ansel Adams was. I was in Yosemite last week and walked through his gallery, O.K., he took some nice photos and knew how to work in a dark room but I don't feel the need to bow and kneel. Now put that rock down!
Some definition of fun. I have found that the shake reduction improves the image and frankly, I've tried it both 1st and 2nd. But when you are on your 80th trip around the sun, you'll try most anything when you can't use a tripod. Ain't life fun!
PS has the app under filters for shake reduction. Also there is the usual sharpening filters. Which should be used first, sharpening or shake reduction?
Tule Springs are a few miles north of Las Vegas. They've been there hundreds of years. Good place to "shoot" birds in the fall. I've seen Blue Herons catching fish but this is the first time I've ever seen one catch a mouse out of it's hole in the ground. I think he's done it before. I did have to remove a pole sign in the background. The entire time on the clock took 3 seconds: d500, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO1250
Striding away on our arrival
Looking back he was watching us.
BAM! He was so fast we just saw his head go down and back up with the mouse.
Then he positioned it, head first
Half way down
Note the large bulge at the top of his neck
And a long drink to wash it down
Yes that was the money shot with Lake Mead in the background. This one proves the point that is often said about shooting animals, get low.
Big Horn sheep have made a park in Boulder City, NV their summer home. Why not, fresh grass and open space. Only saw one kid and it was up in the hills having lunch.