03.10.2020 A couple of honkers

One of my goals yesterday was to try out the Tamron 100-400 with its matching 2.0x tele-extender.ย  I haven’t tried wildlife shots with it so visited a pond that had Canada Geese-Branta canadensis relaxing as the sun rose. So far I am pretty happy with the combination. It requires bumping up the ISO quite a bit to get a fast exposure but kept the detail reasonably well.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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21 Responses to 03.10.2020 A couple of honkers

  1. With a casual glance, you could almost take this as a horizontal mirror image.

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  2. Nice Steve! I like how they are looking at each other! Almost like bookends! I am impressed with a couple of the Tamron lenses I have tried. I mostly use the 150-600mm now instead of my Canon 300mm & Canon 400mm DO lenses. Much more versatile and the quality of the images are surprisingly very good. I even found a 2x teleconverter that works very well with the Tamron 150-600mm lens.

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    • Thanks, Reed. In reading up about teles it appeared the Canon wouldn’t function with the Tamron lens. I have an older Canon 2x but was thinking of replacing it. This is a Tamron 2x but supposedly won’t autofocus with Canon lenses. Chances are I’ll only use it with the 100-400 anyway.


  3. That yellow is so vivid, it might almost be roast goose on the right!

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    • The sun had just peaked over the trees behind me so was quite warm for a while. I wondered if I was using the correct word for the sun’s position. I did but, in a way, peeked would have been correct also. I am glad the goose wasn’t cooked.

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  4. Beautiful shot, Steve. Your lens has served you well, and of course there is talent working behind it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Very nice. I love my Tamron 100-400.


  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Heard my first V at sunset the other day, another sign of spring!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    The color difference between the two is appealing. I’m sure it must be their orientation to the light, but the slightly iridescent feathers of the one on the right is especially nice.

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  8. krikitarts says:

    No complaints on the detail at all. The high ISO takes its toll, but that’s part of the bargain. How big and heavy is it?

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    • It’s not terribly long, about 8″ +3″ with the tc. Weighs 2.5# + 3/4#. Not terribly heavy although I have yet to shoot it handheld.
      This wasn’t terribly noisy. I recently purchased Topaz DeNoise AI but did not try it on this.


  9. Todd Henson says:

    Certainly looks like a winning combination to me. I really like how the photo turned out. Nicely composed, love the almost seamless reflection, the colors are great, and catching them while they faced one another works really well. I hope you continue to have fun with this combo.

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    • Yes, I am rather pleased with the two pieces to the puzzle. I really could not afford top of the line Canon glass so this is a pleasant surprise. My challenge now is to learn how to use the autofocus features which I’ve never considered in the past.


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