I have my hosting issues ironed out here (please let me know if I don't), so here's a few more pics taken over the past week with the new Canon Rebel XT. The shot of the goose was taken with a Tamron 70-300mm Macro and the shots of the Barred Owl and the Cooper's Hawk were taken with a Tamron 28-80mm. Obviously I'm also playing with some frame actions in PS as well
Ok, I think
this is a swan goose according to info I found on the internet....if I'm wrong, please
let me know what the correct variety of goose is. This was actually an unexpected and pleasent surpise; my wife had a job interview somewhat out of town this last week and I went with her with plans to take a trip through the East side Cleveland MetroParks (we don't get out that way much at all). I had planned to visit a local nature center out that way hoping to get some critter shots along with some other places as well...this shot wasn't from a nature center. In fact, this shot (as well as the other goose shot I posted earlier) was actually captured at one of those Outlet Malls! LOL!!! While the wife was at her interview, I drove around for a bit (checking the area out in case we end up moving) and ran across the "Aurora Farms Outlet Mall" and being the bargain hunter that I am, I had to stop and look. Aside from several outlet stores, there were a large number of these geese out there as well as several mallard ducks. Here in Northern Ohio, it's not uncommon to see geese, but usually the only geese you see are Canadian's, so these guys caught my attention right away. Needless to say I ran back to the minivan and grabbed the camera!
This pretty character is a Cooper's Hawk from the nature center where I volunteer. I don't have many shots of this particular bird as he's rather high strung and doesn't usually sit still long enough to snap the shutter. I may go back later and PS a new background into this one...
Last up here is a shot of one of the Barred Owl's, also from the nature center where I volunteer. I really wasn't sure what to do with the crop on this one, but for demonstration purposes I guess it'll do LOL!.
All things considered, I'm quite happy with these Tamron lenses. For the $60 I payed for the 28-80mm and the $90 I payed for the 70-300mm Macro, I really can't complain at all. I find that I'm having to pay a little more attention to where I left my tripod, but other then that...
Alrighty, that's it for now. As always, C&C are quite welcome!
Bright Blessings & Gentle Breezes,