While setting up the pop-up blind close to the bird feeders this afternoon Willard added a new twist to the day's shoot by offering me the use of his new Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM with 1.4x extender. I was quick to accept his offer. With his lens locked onto my camera I settled in and soon the feeders were swarming with birds filling up for the long cold night ahead.
I have been shooting this location quite a bit lately with my Canon 30D and the Canon 100-400mm. The images captured today would allow a good comparison between the two lenses.
My first impression of this lens drawn from this afternoon shoot and the review of the images captured is WOW! The incredible detail & sharpness will probably keep me up at nights trying to figure out how in the world I can squeeze one into the family budget and still have a family :)
These images are stunning.
Great images, Coy! Do you set up your pop-up blind every time you shoot? I tried making a portable blind out of pvc but out mountain is so windy it didn't hold up. So I am looking for alternatives. Do the birds get used to your pop-up blind quickly?
I, too, feel your pain in the dilemma of using a better lens and then trying to figure out how to upgrade. I am in the same boat with my Nikon equipment. The next lens is expensive and I am saving but it's taking soooo long!!!
Please tell Willard I said, "Hi!"
Gorgeous images. I think that's a great lens, and you did a marvelous job with it.
Brill shots Coy, saving up for a new lens now then?lol.
Nice images. Very sharp. That lens is a good one and of course-it takes skill to use it!
Wonderful photos!! My husband gave me a pop-up blind but I haven't used it yet. I'm going to have to try it. The titmouse shot is perfect...and I always LOVE shots of Red!
Wow, what mor can I say?
Happy squeezing of that budget....
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