This is a good portrait of Dad and his chick. The father flicker still shows a drop of feeding slurry on beak, from where he was cramming it down junior's throat. This is in my garden, in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.
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Good guess! I was 63 when I bought it, by which age I was able to say, "Screw it, I will do one more stupid thing before I die!! So it wasn't that at 63 I had the money (which I only just had--I'm on the verge of poor), but rather I decided to enter into a new age of abandon, and surrender to my love of birds. I am of the opinion now that photography is all about the glass, and if I were to start all over, I would have purchased the best lenses when much younger. This lens is forcing me to reinvent myself as a photographer, and it pushes me to be as good as the glass. Thanks for your comments and interest. Loved your jaguar shot. Now you must get one in the wild! (Someday)
Oh goodness so you are saying I'll be 60+ by the time I get this lens? Ha ha, I would have gotten them already myself, had I had any means to do so. The L-series glass is indeed amazing, but there IS one thing I could do, and that's to rent some lenses, and get to use them that way.
Thank you! As for meeting a jaguar in the wild, not very likely. I refuse to go to any country which requires shots in order to go there! (And for a jaguar I believe that would mean Africa.)
For the jaguar, you would have to go to central or south america, but it's cousin the cougar is plentiful in North America, where you would need no shots. I saw one in the wild once, and dream of doing so again. They run in a liquid way, and remind one of water; smooth and swift as they vanish.
You're a good man, Steven. I like sharing the shots with you. Its a bit like having you here, although, if you were, I'm sure we'd be talking religion, and wondering about the visibility of Christ in all things, especially nature.