4383520676_30b5056637_oCanon 7D, Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 1.4x II, 1/60th sec at f/4.0, ISO 100

Yesterday morning I went out to the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area here in Utah to attempt some bird photography (my first time!). I was hoping to spot some Bald Eagles, since this is the time of year that they pass through the area, but I really didn’t have any luck. (I did spot one lonely eagle out in the water, but even with a focal length of 896mm I still couldn’t get in tight enough.) This little Seagull was just chilling by the water so I followed him around and got nice photo of him. I really like the shallow DOF and cool tones in the image … not too bad for a first time, eh? :)

A huge thanks to BorrowLenses.com for the use of the 400mm lens and Wimberly tripod head. If you’re wanting to try out a lens, camera, or any other accessory they have some a huge selection at some very competitive prices, and is s a really great way to try out equipment if you’re thinking about purchasing the same item … or if you just want to have fun with something you either can’t afford or only need for a one-time event. I’ll definitely be renting from them again in the future.