The main reason I purchased this Tamron 150mm-600mm lens was to take bird photos. The problem is that in mid winter, it is a bit harder to find all the birds I want to photograph. So off to Doogies pet store I went and purchased some black oil sunflower seeds. Sure enough, that did the trick. This morning, there were wrens, finches, cardinals, bluejays and even a red headed woodpecker. I didn't get a photo of all the birds but I managed to get a few good ones.
I also looked out late this afternoon and noticed the sun behind the clouds giving off a rainbow effect. I thought that was so cool so I made sure and took that one as well. I can't wait until the weather warms up and I can be outside to get some of these photos. Right now the lens is set up at the patio door and every time I move slightly, my lighting changes and it messes up my picture. If it was not a moving subject like a bird, that wouldn't be a problem but I am trying to get these birds and I am afraid they don't hold still too well. I will worry about birds in flight after I get good at birds just sitting.
I am a bit surprised, I kind of expected the birds to be a bit closer than they are at 600mm. Maybe it just has to do with not being set up outside, I am not sure. I will have to put my 70-300mm lens on and do some comparing and maybe that will help me be more realistic as to what kind of telephoto I can expect.
I do believe though I am getting better at photography in general. I can't wait until I have the time to really put my full effort into this hobby.
I am embarking on a new hobby with my husband. An interest I had as a child has recently been reignited. This blog is an outline of my journey as I learn the skill of photography and maintaining a journal through photo and video medium.