One of three shooting positions–the tallest…
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.
This is a pleasant surprise!
I did not expect more yucca blooms until spring.
The images are slightly magnified from my earlier pictures
800mm peeks at the Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles
Amazing clarity–even with the 2X Extender. This combination gives a focal length of 800mm.
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.