Watching and Waiting

I’d taken my new toy (Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 lens) to the local botanical garden, hoping for some birds or other wildlife… but apparently the mild winter weather was still too much for them and it was pretty quite. I ended up roaming around a few corners I hadn’t explored before, and found a neat statue tucked on the edge of a small pond within some trees. The thought occurred to me that she’s waiting for spring and for the water to be ice free… though she’ll be waiting a little while yet.

What’s always interesting is taking a photo with a lens or equipment that wasn’t intended for that type of shot… in this case, I had trouble getting far enough away for the giant zoom lens to frame the image the way I wanted. I did have an alternate lens in my pocket, but I always enjoy the creative challenge. So far I’m finding that the ISO is not as forgiving on this zoom, so images that have a lot of shadow, like this one, don’t quite turn out as noise-free as I’d like.

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Camera Settings

F-stop: f/18
Exposure: 1/320 seconds
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 150mm