Monday, April 2, 2012
Wildlife Photo: The Chinese Bulbul with a Sigma 50-500mm Lens
Here is a practice shot taken with the Sigma 50-500mm lens at 500mm.
The Chinese Bulbul ( Pycnonotus sinensis ) is a bird I've posted here before.
This shot was taken en route to the Okukubi River in Okinawa, Japan.
That's got to be my favorite spot for Photographing waterbirds, because I can walk to the place.
That Sigma lens gets fairly heavy when you're out for a few hours so, I haul it in my backpack.
The Pentax gets an 18-250mm lens until I get near my shooting destination.
While hiking, the camera is in a holster and I can grab it in a split second if needed.
As soon as I'm within a few minutes walk of the river, out comes the big Sigma.
I stretch that lens out as far as it will go just to take some practice shots.
This was my first photo taken on March 29, 2012 and there are a few hundred more waiting.
This week I'll just be doing some quick blog posts because I'm using one of those WiFi spots.
There's a bunch of giggling, yapping high school girls in here.
They make more noise than a whole flock of those noisy Chinese Bulbuls so, I'm outta here !