Lean and Mean or Heavy and Happy
June 22, 2014
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We made a trip to visit with my mother in-law this weekend. Since there is always an abundance of small birds I decided to travel lean and mean with my D4 and 500mm. Sure would like to have that decision back and instead travel with more gear – heavy and happy. While walking around the property I notice by the garden that the bumble bees were in full pollination mode. I don’t think I have seen that many bumble bees at any one time.
I would have preferred using the D800 and 105mm macro lens. It would have allowed me to get closer with more mobility. The 500mm wasn’t idle but I made due and ended up with a few keepers. No birds, just bees made for a pretty good time. Yes, heavy and happy next time.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/1000’s, ISO 900, spot meter, -1.33 Ev