Monday, April 14, 2014

Ahhh! Spring Is Here - Finally

Spring is finally here in NE Ohio and it was great to be outside without a coat, hat and gloves this last weekend.  I was able to take advantage of it by spending the afternoon at Wellington Reservoir in Wellington, OH and had a great time spotting and shooting the various wildlife like the blue-winged teal above.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nikon D600 with the 105mm f/2.8, 300mm f/4 and TC-14EII

I've had the teleconverter TC-14EII for awhile now but haven't used it much.  Over the course of this last week, however, that has changed.  My hang-up with using it before was a slight, and I mean slight, image degradation.  I read where it was mentioned that this teleconverter maybe made a 5% difference in image quality and I can see it if I compare images side be side and do so on my big monitor.  Well, guess what?  I'll just use it from now on and have fun.  After using it this past week on the two lenses mentioned I know I'll keep it attached to the camera as a welcome addition to being able to extend my reach when shooting wildlife.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nikon 300mm f/4 and Monopod

I've been getting out with the Nikon 300mm f/4 more and more for shooting wildlife and really enjoy the images produced by this lens.  When I do my part they are sharp and crisp.  Don't go by what you see here because the images are compressed somewhat.  Be sure to click on them to view the larger size as these need to be seen.