I dug out my one and only zoom lens today,
a Vivitar 28-300mm AF Zoom Lens,
and took a hike.
I spotted a hawk blending in with it's surroundings...
ten feet was close enough
and he took off.
So thrilled to get this shot in flight!
(His wing feathers are curled, love that.)
I stocked him for awhile,
finally he shied away from the paparazzi.
(Hiding his beautiful face, and scratching that itch.)
The day was threatening the rumored snow storm.
Guess I should have taken that haze filter off
(last time I used this lens was at the beach in '04).
(Saw these Mallard mates too.)
I left my tripod at home for this outing.
Maybe changing these two factors, the capture
will be crisper?!
Or is it this lens... do all zooms of this type/quality
give grainy(noise) results?
You wouldn't insult me with a comment.
(Old Glory - easy to daydream watching this flag in the breeze.)
Good day already!