Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The Last and First 2013-2014

Canon 6D, 600mm lens at approximately 300 yards.
 
With a strong cold wind whipping about I decided to spend my New Year's eve afternoon indoors.  Before sunset a flock of turkeys appeared on the ridge behind my home feeding in an area of sorghum stubble where the farmer had recently spread cow manure.  This image was shot handheld by resting the heavy lens across the deck rail.  This was to be my last wildlife photo op of the year.  


 
This morning I began another year of wildlife photography when this well acclimated fox squirrel arrived at the feeders.  Using the same outfit described above mounted on the tripod, this shot was made at a distance of about 18 feet.  Whether it is small subjects up close or larger ones at long range the Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS USM Super Telephoto has become my first choice in wildlife lenses whenever portability is not an issue.
 
Happy New Year Everyone!

7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great shots! I wish you and yours all the best in 2014, Happy New Year!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos, Coy. Happy New Year to you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy New Year to you.I am looking forward to seeing many more of your amazing nature shots this year.

Eko said...

Kauniita Kuvia - Hyvää ja Kuvauksellista Vuotta 2014.
Eko

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Coy!
Great Pictures, Lovely wildlife you have just nextdoor.
Great Pictures!
Looking forward to more this year
Majsan//

Elaine said...

You put the lens to good use too! Both shots are excellent.

bailey-road.com said...

Love the turkeys on the ridge. That adorable little squirrel looks like he's ready for the cold.