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 500mm lens as I was using it less and less due to its weight. I bought the Canon 300mm f/2.8 mark 2 lens and I'm really impressed with its quality-- sharpness is legendary. I have also acquired a second hand Canon 400mm f/4 DO mark 1 which I'm really enjoying . I did feel somewhat sad parting with the 500mm lens but I had to face the reality of my situation.
I've recently obtained the new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6l IS mark 2 lens. More in the news section. I suspect I may be using the Tamron 150-600mm lens less now that I have the new Canon zoom.
Our latest trip was to The Gambia again.Not so many birds but still good photographic opportunities. It was good to see the new president, Adama Barrow, take up his new job much to the pleasure of all the Gambians we met.
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