Our garden is full of beautiful birds. I have desperately tried to photograph them with little, or no, success. I have had cramps in my legs from crouching, fingers frozen, and arms aching from holding the camera. I have really wanted a zoom lens, but treated it as a luxury. I investigated them online and felt they were out of my price range. As a compromise, I went to the camera store yesterday to buy some filters. I mentioned about the zoom and the sales guy offered a very reasonably priced zoom lens. “Okay”, I said. It was a quick decision, and I kept looking at the bag on the way home, wondering what had possessed me?
I hastily put the zoom lens on the camera with a UV filter. After ten minutes in the garden, this beautiful, but noisy, Blue Jay sat on my newly painted gate. I took about seven shots before it flew off. I looked at the photos last night, once Becky was in bed. Wow! I could not believe the detail. I was so excited, I had to share the image. Did I really take this? I guess a good lens really does make a difference.
I’m now looking forward to photography even more. I have more options and can add a lot more variety to each shot. I’m so happy, I could burst.
Thanks to all the wordpress photographers that have me given suggestions, advice, and support. You’ve all been really helpful and inspirational. 🙂