Friday, January 27, 2012
I recently took a road trip down through Southern Oregon and Northern California, ultimately ending up in Sacramento, and along the way tried to rustle up a few birds to photograph. I rented a Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens from Borrowlenses.com and was happily impressed with the performance all around of it. Now realize that I am a newbie at the wildlife photo thing, but overall I had a great time using it. I did happen across a super rare Falcated Duck while at the Colusa National Wildlife refuge and it was here my lens looked like a tourist's at Disneyland compared to the artillery photographing this duck! Apparently this little wanderer is usually found in parts of Asia and Russia. Cool! I was only able to get the lamest photo known to mankind of him after I realized he was out there, so no proof. Oh well, better luck next time, rookie.