Nice shot of the Pileated Victor. How much did you crop the images, especially the beaver? Looks quite noisy, but you were shooting at ISO100.
So you're not looking forward to donning your snowmobile boots and parka and crawling in the snow with frozen fingertips looking for the shutter release? Since I took up bird photography, I've found I enjoy winters more than in the past - granted, I know it can get a little bit colder in the Ottawa area vs. the Toronto area.
Thank you.I am a long time admirer of your photography.
Two of my original shots seem to have been sharpened twice,I have replaced them.
With respect to Winter grateful any advice, especially as involves protecting equipment when going in and out of Tim Hortons (would really appreciate some advice about winter photography re: protecting equipment).
I'll bite what"s the problem with summer down your way! Some winters are mild and we only have a few days of -20C, but we are due for a hard one this year. I am looking for some good advice on handling cold and cameras!
Nice images,Victor. If you're looking for more reach,I've heard that the series 3 2X extender works well with the 70-200. I have no personal experience with it though I do use the 1.7 tc with very good results on that lens.
Sat 24-Nov-12 07:16 PM | edited Sat 24-Nov-12 07:17 PM by VR8
thanks and yes indeed. I have had some luck with both. I also have a new longer lens. But the things you need are not always with yo . The 2.0 is a real push on the 70-200. I find at F9 its okay, if the subject is close enough. But with the 300 2.8 I hope to do much better next spring (not the kind of thing I would risk below zero - which is the forecast from now to March!
Zero "C" is not bad. I often shoot at or below that temp with no problems as far as equipment goes. Layered clothing,layered gloves.I've found that golfers winter gloves,which you can get in pairs,are my inner most glove layer and I pull off my outer gloves and can leave them on and still manage the camera controls. I did break a Gitzo tripod(the body frame that holds the legs)in -5 degrees "F" temps but managed to find a part to repair it.
Someone came up with an excellent explanation a while ago. I did a search for "lens fogging" and found this. There are a lot more threads to look at if you want to spend the time. I normally just keep my gear bagged until it is acclimated.Most often,the drive to where ever I'm going is long enough to accomplish this because I don't blast the heat and keep a window cracked open. The worst place I go is to a butterfly conservatory in Feb. and have to keep it bagged for at least 45 minutes due to the extreme temp change.