This was taken the same day as the previous post, and again with my new lens. Saw this group of Mallards resting new a lake in the city that I live. Not sure if these two are actually a couple, more than likely they are.
So I got a new toy, lens, and had to try it out. So last night I went to my local park hoping to get some photographs and I caught this guy in a tree over the creek. In addition to trying out the lens I wanted to see how far I could push the ISO on my camera. Typically I would not shoot at this high of an ISO, but because I did not have a tripod, I had to keep a high shutter speed to avoid the blur from not being able to hold the lens steady. Overall I was impressed with the sharpness and the low noise.
Another picture from our trip to Maine in 2017. While there we took a cruise with Bass Harbor Island Cruises and saw these Double-crested Cormorants along with other wildlife. This is one of many I took of this nesting area.