Birding at 135mm.

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Birding at 135mm.

  • Hi all. It's been a while since I actually posted a few shots so I thought I'd update you on how it's been going with the Canon 135mm f/2 lens. As suspected, the lens is better suited to close up shots (birds in flight at harbours, cliffs etc.). I've been waiting for the seabirds to return to give it a bash and I'm generally happy with the results. So, in no particular order, some 135mm shots from over the past few months.

    Herring Gull

    Jackdaw

    Puffin

    House Martin

    Guillemot

    Gannets

    Herring Gull

    Gannet

    Herring Gull

    Kittiwake

    Razorbill

    Herring Gull

    That's better, now I don't feel so guilty for not posting much for a while. :-)

  • Lol!  Just goes to show you don't HAVE to use a long lens for birds, just be in the right place at the right time :-)

  • Hi Paul,  good to see the 135mm is continuing to give such great results and as WJ says, you don't always need long reach as I remember using my macro lens on the garden birds not so long back lol   Fantastic collection and a delight to see as always.  

  • Brilliant photos Paul, great lens but I'm sure in my hands the photos wouldn't be half so good, you have to know what you're doing! I'd love to even see a Puffin that close.

  • Thanks folks. It is true that being in the right place can make a difference when using shorter focal lengths, with the added bonus of using lightweight gear for a change……sheer luxury.!!

    The Puffin was a bonus, Hazel, it just happened to fly past when I was trying for Guillemots & Razorbills (in an area not high on my list of places to see Puffins.) :-)