Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Beauty of Telephoto

I got a new camera bag yesterday (thanks, Mom and Dad!), and in celebration, decided to go down to a little pond not far from my house. I brought my own 18-55 mm kit lens, and my dad's 100-300 mm L telephoto.

There were some people feeding the ducks that live at that pond, and they said it was fine if I came close enough to get pictures. I think I got a lot of good ones. Ducks are pretty friendly, not exactly camera shy; especially when there's someone with bread in the vicinity.

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Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 112 mm

The white duck in the center was particularly fierce when it came to defending what he considered "his" bread. This photo looks like he's telling off that mallard for intruding on his space.


  1. It's an interesting shot. It looks like they are waiting for the white duck and the mallard to fight. LOL It's great having a telephoto lens.

  2. Great shot! Seems to cry out for creative captioning, doesn't it?

  3. How sweet! Nice capture! Nice that you have access to a zoom - it's been on my "list" since I got my t1i, and does truly allow for some great up-close nature shots that I've been longing to try! We probably have the same stock lens - I've been happy with it as well. Although, when I got that 50mm... that opened up a whole new world.

    Some nice pond reflections too, great action shot for sure!


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