Sunday, January 25, 2015

January at 600mm

While I wouldn't usually consider the 600mm lens for a landscape photograph in this instance it came in handy.  One cold evening near sundown as dark clouds and rain squalls turned the countryside into a patchwork of shadows I spotted this unusual scene many miles in the distance.  With a lesser lens this distant spot would have been too small to have drawn ones attention.

The 600 finds itself right at home at the bird feeders, capturing small subjects at relativity close range.  This female cardinal was busy cracking sunflower seeds while keeping an eye on me and what I was doing.  A seed hull can be seen falling just to the right of her.

A Tufted Titmouse poses prettily in the fresh fallen snow.

And a White-breasted Nuthatch watches warily before hopping into the nearby feeder.
And keeping a close look-out from overhead, a Golden Eagle cruises past.
All of the photos in this post were shot with a Canon 6D and a Canon 600mm f4L IS USM lens.


Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous shots. I like that the falling sunflower hull can be seen as well.The first picture is amazing.

Coy Hill said...

Thanks Ruth!

Woody Meristem said...

That golden sky is beautiful. Good catch on the eagle.

Montanagirl said...

That first photo is breathtaking...the others of the birds are always so nicely done as well!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking sunset! Good job!!