|On the way to the Botanic Garden's Cherry Trees and Tuis.|
The light was a little awkward and it was rare to get the iridescence that I saw yesterday. Also the birds seemed pretty frisky and it was really quite difficult to frame them, focus on them and then shoot. I was using a 70-200mm lens which is pretty quick to focus, but I still came away with quite few blurry masterpieces! I met a lady there shooting with a 300mm lens and a teleconverter to get in excess of 500mm. How she focussed that thing I can't imagine! I had a look through the viewfinder and found it very difficult to even find the bird let alone focus on it!
The first image in this post is a 5 shot HDR blend of a scene in the gardens I pass on the way to the cherry trees. This was taken with the Samyang 8mm fisheye. I remain fascinated by this lens as I think it gives quite lovely images very rich in colour and quite detailed.
|The place where the birds are!! Look carefully and you may see a few of the tuis.|
I'll close this post with a few more images of the tuis. I think I prefer the images when they're in the yellow kowhai tree, perhaps let me know what you think?