Merry Christmas


Santa gave me a 140-600mm lens. I didn’t have time to really test it today, but here are a few quick photos of a sparrow, the Devil’s Thumb on the Sandias and the towers out in the yard. ย The sparrow was taken through the window and was strongly backlit, so I had to pull the contrast way down to get detail in the bird, so the image is a little soft. I’m really happy I was able to get the lens to focus on the bird through the branches. The detail on Devil’s Thumb and Towers is very good for hand held.



4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Wow, Santa was very good to you today! AND, to all your readers who will get to see even more different photos from you in the coming year! Thank you, Santa Claus, from a devoted daily reader! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The first images seems pretty good for that lens, you didnt mention the f/ values for the lens though. I got me a Tamron Sp 70-300 VC f/4 – 5.4 a few months ago just for the bird migration season. It gives me a 105-450 mm Dx format on my Nikon D200. The Vibration control is pretty good, good enough for a few hand held shots of eg the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ Good value for the 325 Euro … ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Wish you good fun with your new … baby … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Timothy, you may consider using a polarizing filter. I got a B&W kaesemann mounted on the tele lens, also in winter. It performs better as standard UV filters and the polarizing suppression adds a lot to the contrast in most images. I have a very humid environment so plenty of water particles and scatter. I am able to fully compensate a rainbow such you cant see it on the image.

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