Welcome

Welcome to my galleries of mainly birds.
I started taking photos a few years after starting to watch birds and other wildlife when I retired.I have been using two cameras: a Canon 1D mark 4 and a Canon 5D Mark 3, but I've now bought the 7D mark 2 and I'm looking forward to taking photos with it, particularly as it has a 1.6 crop factor.
Recently I traded in my Canon 300mm f/2.8 mark 2 and the 400mm f/4 DO mark 1 to buy the Canon 400mm f/4 DO mark 2. This lens is really sharp, works well with extenders and is relatively light as well as being of short length. Together with the Canon 100-400mm mark 2, the Tamron 150-600mm G2 and the two Canon extenders this will complete my lens "stable" for photographing birds.
The 300mm lens was excellent but its lack of reach meant I had to keep using extenders which made things rather heavy.
Following our trips to The Gambia and Ghana in 2017, we returned to The Gambia in January this year and spent a pleasant two weeks photographing birds. We also had a very pleasant stay at the Bakotu hotel (our 4th. stay there).
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