Before I went to the meadow on July 5 (Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle and Grass Pink), I took a look at North Quabbin but in the dim light and not very inspiring fog (it’s not always great) left and drove down to Quabbin Park, it wasn’t opened yet, then decided to go to the swamp. Driving by the beaver pond on Route 9 I noticed a great blue heron out in the middle on one of the wood duck boxes. I put the Tamron 2x extender on the Tamron 400 and hid behind some cattails and made this shot between a few of them.
A funny thing I noticed about the Tamron 2.0 extender…on the Tamron 400 it does double the length so this was at 800mm. On my Canon 180 macro the metadata says the length was 252mm. When I purchased it the write up said it would only work on the Tamron but I figured that was just for autofocus so tried it on the macro. Obviously it worked for the Appalachian Brown but there must be something about the way it physically deals with the Canon that doesn’t double the 180. Anyway, I just purchased a Canon 2.0x, not here quite yet, at a good price used so next time the 180 will be doubled.