When I’m feeling overwhelmed, a walk usually helps. Sometimes I take the dogs, other times I take my camera and shoot away. I love being one with nature. Nothing can quite compare to the peaceful serene feeling I get as I take in all of God’s beauty around me. Even greater is having the ability to take some amazing pictures and photographs that actually turn out.
Sparrows, robins, and ducks are easy to take pictures of–they will even pose and do the funniest things sometimes. But I let to catch the birds that love to hide or sit on the highest tree or tuck themselves behind leaves and thickets. Recently I got a new lens, the Nikon 70-300 mm which allows me to get most of those difficult distant shots crisp and clear.
Below is an American Kestrel (Sparrow Hawk/Falcon) flying over some crops on a farm. Then I caught the beautiful Cedar Waxwing landing on a weed at the side of the road. Sweet!
Soon I will be testing out my newest Tamron lens — 70-200 f2.8. Originally I purchased both the Nikon and Tamron, but with the Nikon and Tamron pretty much capable of doing the same things, I decided to save nearly $1,000 and go with the Tamron.
This lens is supposed to be fast, great in low light, and excellent for sports and weddings/portraits. Next week I will be officiating a wedding so I may not get the chance to use it then, however I am hoping to go to our local fair tonight for the horse speed racing competition.
Lisa Freeman is a an author, pastor/speaker, photographer, and dog trainer from Owosso, Michigan. http://www.dogspawsforhealing.com