Portraits From The Maple Tree
Photographing birds (and a squirrel) is a great way to practice with my fast f/2.8 70-200mm zoom lens. More practice is needed but here are some of my favorite shots.
Woodpeckers never stop moving and are hard to photograph, even with a fast shutter speed (chickadees also). Spot-on focus, fast lens, and a steady hand helps. I haven’t used a tripod because it’s confining to me, so a zoom lens with a stabilizer is a must. I might try using a monopod for more flexibility when the weather becomes more mild and I can set up outdoors.