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 Sri Lanka and you can see some of the photos in the Sri Lanka gallery. We really enjoyed Sri Lanka.
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