Here are a couple of examples of frustrating instances of trying to get photos of, first, an alligator catching an eating a prey animal; and a strange-looking osprey who had just caught a large fish. In both cases I’d have been able to get some decent detail if only I’d had a much better telephoto lens. In each case, the distance from which I was taking the photos was from well over 100 meters. I just couldn’t capture exactly what I needed to see.
Yes, I am currently shopping for some better telephoto lenses. I have a couple picked out and will probably buy them over the next few months. Even a halfway decent lens costs more than I paid for my new camera. So the expense is somewhat daunting. But if I’m going to take better photos of wild animals, I must have a couple of good lenses.
|It was interesting how the alligator bowed its body by lifting its head and tail out of the water to position the large fish for swallowing. (By then the gator had changed position so that I was seeing the opposite side of its head..)|
These pair of instances, taken quite actually just minutes apart in the wildlife-rich Myakka River State Park, illustrated to me that I must buy a couple of new telephoto lenses. Until I buy such lenses, my wildlife photography will continue to be limited.