31st: I have given up on a x1.4 converter with my kit (the shots on the 6th were the last on this page) and have splashed out (or rather drowned out) on a 300mm f2.8 MkII lens.
These were of three immature White-tailed Eagles are with the 300mm and x2 converter. They are lightened and slightly sharpened.
19th: I arrived at Calgary beach immediately after an adult male Long-finned Pilot Whale died. I found this out after talking to locals including a local marine biologist. I can’t make up my mind if I would have preferred to have seen it alive or not. Apparently it only got stranded about an hour before it died.
A Long-finned Pilot Whale was seen floating off the north shore of Treshnish for about 2 weeks in early April 2008 and it eventually got washed up on shore. It was identified by experts from my photos of the skeleton.
8th: 3 Redwings by Treshnish cowbarn
6th: These photos were with x1.4 extender on Canon 7D MkII & Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6 MkII.
They are heavily sharpened. I usually only sharpen slightly if at all but I had to sharpen these.
By mistake the zoom was only extended to 500mm. The top 2 eagle shots are almost full frame and only cropped to centre the bird.
1 Red Grouse on northeast side of Cruachan Treshnish
4th: 2 Fieldfares in Treshnish wood