Winter Looking Glass

As frequently as I am struck by lens envy, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a purchase to assuage some of these feelings. I’ve figured I had decent stop gap lenses for group photos and action sports, although on my crop sensor 7D mkII, the wide end on the 70-200 is a little tight for basketball and some other side-line sports. As much as I’d like to pull the trigger on a wide-ish zoom, a 24-70 2.8 for some group and sports work, or a 18-35 Sigma Art 1.8 that is highly thought of. I decided to give myself a real treat and buy a 150-600 Sigma Contemporary. Certainly nothing to help me with my group or individual pictures, but boy is it fun for wildlife. And I’m sure it will get some use on the soccer or lacrosse field this year. Although I’m learning, regardless of glass, there is no substitute for getting close! Here are a few of my first sharp shots! Thanks for viewing!

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My first series of sharp Bluebird pics, Split Rock NJ
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One of my favorites this year. Hooded Merganser Drake, Speedwell Lake, Morristown NJ
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Hooded Merganser Drake
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Red Bellied Woodpecker, above a stream, Split Rock NJ
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Red Bellied Woodpecker
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Red Bellied Woodpecker
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Starling, Randolph NJ
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Red Tail Hawk juvenile I believe
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Red Fox, Opposite bank, Speedwell Lake, Morristown NJ
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Hooded merganser Drake and Crawfish, from a blind, Great Swwamp NJ
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Hooded Merganser and snack
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Brown Creeper, (a first for me)
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Hairy Woodpecker, Split Rock NJ
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Hairy Woodpecker, Split Rock NJ
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Canadian Goose, Speedwell Lake, Morristown NJ
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I thought it was a Surf Scoter, inland in NJ, now I’m not sure (?)
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Female Hooded Merganser, Great Swamp NJ
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Hooded Merganser Drake, Great Swamp NJ
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Hooded Merganser, Great Swamp NJ
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Turkey Vulture, Speedwell Lake, NJ
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Turkey Vulture, Speedwell Lake, Morristown NJ
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Not entirely sure! a juvenile of some kind
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The ever elusive Belted King Fisher
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Wood Duck Drake
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Male Downy Woodpecker
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Male Downy Woodpecker, Split Rock Nj
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Male Downy Woodpecker, Split Rock NJ

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Bonus

 

 

 

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