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.

 

Photography ~ A 800mm Moonrise–NOT! [08/05]

Oh, for the clouds…

No moon & no sun; but, we can see the difference 400mm makes. The tighter photo, with a narrower field of view is from using a Canon Extender EF 2X III that sits between my 400mm prime lens and the camera body. Both pics are of the Cargill Soybean Plant @ 1754 River Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1.6 miles from my vista.

I took the top picture this evening as I awaited moonrise. It was too cloudy on the horizon to see the moon. _MG_0159.CR2That’s like the morning of July 18th when I missed a sunrise because of clouds.35847925882_5f9968b264_o

Photography ~ The Moon [before dark], Fayetteville, NC–400mm Super Telephoto, + Extender EF 2X III = 800mm, 08/04

I’ve not captured the moon like this before. Bring on a lunar eclipse…