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. 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/4.5-5.6 L IS mark 2 lens. More in the news section. We were in The Gambia again in February 2017 and 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. Since February we have made a trip to Ghana with a birding company-- more in the Ghana gallery and the news section. I traded in the Tamron 150-600mm lens for the replacement lens, 150-600mm Generation 2 (G2) and it has some useful new lens controls plus it can be used with a Tamron hub to update the lens or make adjustments.
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