Below are a few long range shots that I got. I was really impressed with the quality of the images at such a long range and handheld!
The shot below wasn't half bad considering these ducks were pretty much across the lake! Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck and Lesser Scaup.
I like the shot below. It was pretty far out, and I just caught the heads of the male and female Mallard in the foreground, with the male Northern Shoveller in the background!
Some of the thousands of ducks that I flushed by accident from a puddle out in a field, I wish I was more careful and could have scoped through them while they were sitting.
We had fun watching these Sandhill Cranes. I was pretty happy with these photos considering they were quite far into the field.
I can always count on seeing a few Trumpeter Swans at Luther Marsh at this time of year. Two pairs were present in the pond.
A long range shot of Cait coming down from the viewing gallery, quite a ways away. This is the perfect paparazzi camera!
One of the nice things about having a new camera is you end up taking lots more pictures! So I expect to post more regularly in the near future!