Portrait of a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron
I recently ordered (and finally received) a Canon 5DSR camera body. The thought of 50mp to play around with, to crop away, to do with as I wish, was too great not to pass up for a landscape, birdlife/wildlife and portrait photographer such as myself.
To further break the budget, I purchased several lenses including a Canon 500mm f4L prime super-telephoto. Can you say “photographer heaven”?
Even though the temps here in southeast TX are in the triple digits and extremely humid, I took this camera/lens combo out to Brazos Bend State Park one morning. Actually, I’d gone the day before, as well, with a 1.4x extender attached to the 500mm to make it a 700mm. On that day, I was not impressed, which was too bad since there was quite a bit of birdlife out there during the hottest part of the day (around 1PM). I apparently didn’t do my microfocus adjustments that well with the extender on, because all but 6 photos (ok, not stellar photos), displayed some back-focus issues.
So, I removed the extender that evening, re-adjusted the microfocus, and returned to the park the next morning with just the 500mm focal length. I was pleased and proud with the images that resulted, and even happier with the resolution of the images after much cropping, such as the image above, which is about a 33% crop.
Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron
Portrait of a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron; a 33% crop
A hazy morning on 40-Acre Lake; yes, you can get nice landscapes with a 500mm prime
On gossamer wings; a 100% crop
Bejeweled; a 50% crop
Out on a limb
Blue and green; a 33% crop
I’m blown away with that this camera and lens can do and can’t wait to get back out for more photographic fun.
One response to “Morning At Brazos Bend State Park With A Canon 5DSR and 500mm Prime Lens”
A 500mm prime? Wow. That would be photographer heaven.