Great Blue Heron

January 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I captured this image of a Great Blue Heron in a field near my home recently, with my new Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. I knelt down for this shot and was able to show the watering system in the background which gave more of a hint of the environment, which I really like.  I used a shallow DOF so as to throw that background out of focus and let the bird stand out, rather than blending into the field in which it was standing. (I also added a tad more blurring in Adobe Lightroom 5) Kneeling also got me down to the bird's level for a more intimate perspective. If you would like to order this image as a print or just see it larger in my online gallery, CLICK HERE! A single Great Blue Heron in a field during winter. Kuna, IdahoGreat Blue HeronA single Great Blue Heron in a field during winter. Kuna, Idaho The new lens is one of two new L series lenses I purchased recently.  I've been dreaming of owning this particular lens for quite some time.  I'm not a product reviewer, but I can tell you that there's a learning curve using this new lens, as it functions differently from the cheaper lenses and is much heavier for sure; I need to be lifting weights so I can use it with more ease. It has four settings on the side and when you zoom in, the lens doesn't change length; all of the zooming happens internally and I love that! I am enjoying it so far and I'm sure it will only become more and more my favorite lens as I continue to shoot with it.

Do any of you have this lens or have you had a chance to use one?  If so, what do or did you think of it? Please let me know in the comments.  

 


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