I enjoy photographing birds, and been having increasing luck doing so with my new 70-200mm lens. I think it might be a good project to collect images of birds that congregate around Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, use them as photos of the day, and identify their species.
It can be a project a bit like collecting the Oxford colleges, though it is obviously much more open-ended.
A few I have shot with the new lens:
- Species unknown – near the Rideau Canal locks
- Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) – on Somerset
- Species unknown – Kensington Market area, Toronto
- Species unknown, possibly a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) – Victoria University, Toronto
Can anyone put a name to the unknowns above? I will try to come up with some new bird photos during the next week or so.
P.S. Has anyone tried the Canon 1.4X or 2.0X teleconverters? Does either work with the f/4 70-200mm zoom (I remember the box saying the lens is compatible with them). Do the focusing and metering systems still work properly, despite the lost 1-2 f-stops?