Photography ~ Dawn–Downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina [Camera Position], 10/07

One of three shooting positions–the tallest…

Some of the pictures I took.

Photography ~ Pyracantha–During Rain, 10/16

It just was not raining hard enough…

Eventually, I will capture the falling rain as I desire. Yesterday, it was not to be. I need almost a torrential downpour to have sufficient droplets to work with freezing their motion and appearance before whatever background. We have no rain in our forecast for the next week…

I can see a few places where the rain has formed a droplet on leaves & berries.

Oh, I shot this picture with my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens. See EXIF data here.

 

Photography ~ An Autumn Surprise–Yucca Blooming, 10/07

This is a pleasant surprise!

Autumn YuccaI did not expect more yucca blooms until spring.

YBST Photography ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens + EF 2X III + Canon EF 12 II Extension Tube & CamRanger, 09/29

The images are slightly magnified from my earlier pictures

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YBST Photography ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens + EF 2X III & CamRanger, 09/29

800mm peeks at the Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles

Although more difficult to capture, I think the pics are worth it…

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Photography ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens + EF 2X III & CamRanger, 09/25

Amazing clarity–even with the 2X Extender. This combination gives a focal length of 800mm.

Some say pictures taken with a 2X Extender are not sharp. I’m pleased!_MG_2050.CR2

Photography ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens + EF 2X III & CamRanger, 09/24

The 2X III is a lens extender = 800mm

Although good close-ups, I can discern some lessening of sharpness in these pics as compared to the pictures I took earlier today @ 400mm [no extender being used]. The lack of bright sunlight is also a factor–skies are very overcast. The lighting is all ambient.

I think there are shots, other than lunar [some stacked and sharpened] and solar photographs where an extender is useful–particularly as compared to the cost of an 800mm prime lens. Anyway, here you have some of my pics for comparison.