BIRDS AND A RED SQUIRREL IN LATE AUGUST

I have recently gotten a new lens, an Olympus 12-200mm (24-400 in SLR terms). It overlaps the 100-300 long lens I have. Although I have always known that each lens and each optical design has its own characteristics, this is the first time I’ve so clearly seen the difference. Both lenses can clearly focus on the birds and on the 12-200 lens, the sweet spot is perfect for the location of the birds on the feeder. But there’s a huge visible difference between the two lenses both in the way they capture the birds and in how bright and sharp the background is compared to the birds.

Relaxed red squirrel

If you look, I bet you can tell which pictures were taken with which lens. I like the results from both lenses, but I have to make decisions on what “look” I want the pictures to have when I am taking them.



Categories: Animals, birds, Gallery, Nature, New England, Photography, Squirrel, Wildlife

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  1. I must admit to not feeding birds because of the fruits I grow, but I do enjoy them and there seems to be a lot of them around here lately. The squirrels and the chipmunks cause my a lot of issues in gardening so I definitely wouldn’t intentionally feed them although they choose to snack on various veggies. πŸ™‚ Your photos are always good so a new lens will only enhance your skills. Stay well and happy Wednesday.

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    • They will, at the least, eat any fallen fruit and I’ll bet they find plenty to eat anyway πŸ™‚ Also, I wonder if you feed them separately, if they would bother the other fruit as much? But they do make an awful mess which is difficult to clean. I’ve given up on any semblance of the “neat” deck.

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      • My daughter had a parrot in her early teen years. I was the one who cleaned up after that guy for years before we moved and found him a new home. I guess I did my bird feeding and cleaning and have never had the urge since then to start it up again, but I sure do enjoy your photos. πŸ™‚

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        • I’m worried about survival right now. Honestly, the mess is pretty bad, but it’s SO dry here. I leave out bowls of water and the squirrels climb up to drink. All the birds come to drink, too. All the little streams and mini ponds are dry as a bone. I think we — us and the guy across the street — are keeping about 100 acres of birds alive.

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