Just what the Internet needs, more cat photos! lol. Anyway, the other day I was discussing camera equipment with Marilyn Armstrong. We have similar set ups, so it is nice to nerd out on photography on a occasion. She had talked about her Olympus 45mm f1.8 “portrait” lens. I have one, but almost never use it. It is tiny and looks like a toy (mine is blue!), particularly when compared to my enormous new 100-400.
So I pulled the lens out and took a few photos with it over the last few days.
Over the last couple of days I posted a lot of photos that I took in late May and June. In ways these posts, and a couple of others (like this one) from mid-May, were all leading up to this quick review of my new lens, an Olympus 100-400 5.0-6.3. Just as a reminder, here are the last few posts:
As some of you know, I had on order of 1200 recent photos to dig through. Others may remember that I bought a new super-telephoto zoom lens in May. Because of the large numbers involved, I decided to split it into three posts:
Quick background: After the initial photos I posted in May, I did some walk around in New Hampshire and a long weekend on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend (last weekend in May). This was a time I was doing a lot of testing and experimenting. I took about 400 photos. I then spent two weeks on Cape Cod, with a bit of time off, in the middle of June. I spent a lot of time on the kayak taking photos and a few walks in the salt marshes and woods. This came in at about 800 photos.
The other day I posted several photos of the snowy owls that I saw last week. I had a few people suggest that I put up more photos. OK, here are a whole bunch! I hope you enjoy. (Click on photo to get better detail).
I hope you aren’t getting sick of my autumn photos… Anyway, I am going to repeat a few posted before, but add new ones. (Note – yes, in that photo at the top, that is how steep my back yard is – in places even steeper…)
All of these were taken in and around Wilton, New Hampshire in the last two weeks.
Click on a photo to enlarge it. You can scroll through the enlarged photos as well.
Yesterday I took a couple of hours and zipped through the hundreds of photos I have taken in the last few months. I didn’t look at every photo – I barely even glanced at the photos of flying osprey, of which there were hundreds, but grabbed one from this weekend: Continue reading →
There are many streams and rivers in and around Wilton, New Hampshire. Since Wilton is also on the edge of the bigger hills of southern NH, there are several waterfalls.
Just a few miles from my house there is a very pretty falls that everyone knows about and visits. Actually, I haven’t been in a few years, but I used to go all of the time. Here is an older photo of it taken in early winter (yes, that is snow).
A little farther out, and just over the border into Mt. Vernon and Milford, is Purgatory Brook with the three main Purgatory Falls, Upper, Middle and Lower, plus many pretty smaller falls. Last year I did a post on this beautiful hike. Here is a photo from Monday. Continue reading →
I was on Cape Cod for a week in late June of this year. As usual, I took a ton of photos. I finally got a chance to dig through them. There were just too many ;) The hard part was weeding them out and picking my favorites. Not always the best. For instance, I like this Osprey with a stick:
Not as good as the photo at the top of the page, but I like the stick. I actually took a few photos of osprey with sticks, and some with fish, but most didn’t come out very well. Continue reading →
I spent a few days in Ohio back in early June. This is a yearly trip to visit family. And that’s what most of it was about – visiting. Of course, part of the visiting where the “eagle hunts” with my father. We did two of them: one to McGee Marsh and the other, more local to my parents, to Old Woman’s creek.
Even though we saw a lot of the same types of things as usual, there were a few special things. Some I didn’t notice until I was looking at the photos.
I took quite a few pictures of a great Blue Heron in Lake Erie out at McGee. Later I discovered that a snapping turtle was right next to the bird. I can see the head in almost a dozen photos. Here is one. Can you see it? Continue reading →