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Seagull at Farmington Bay

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:23+00:00 February 24th, 2010|5 Comments

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.

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My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

5 Comments

  1. Jim Clark February 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Nicole you could get a 400 5.6 or a 100-400 a lot cheaper than a 2.8

  2. Glori February 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Nice shot! Hope it’s warmer there than here in Kansas City.

  3. Mark Coleman February 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Eagles haven’t been as plentiful this year as in years past, I think its beause of the mild winter. I counted 40 out there a few times but they were so far out on the iceyou cold not get a decent pic….but I do have a secert place in West Bountiful.

  4. Krystal February 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I wanted to say you have some wonderful work. I wondered if you mind me asking some questions – how long have you been into stock photography? Okay that question for the time being :)

  5. Brekke Felt February 25, 2010 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Oooohhh…. I have been looking at renting from them, they are better priced that a competitor I was looking at. Was it a good experience?

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