Only to get to the park and find that THERE WERE NO OWLS! Apparently, they have been relocated to an undisclosed location. *sigh*
So instead, I headed off to a nearby nature preserve to see what I could find to photograph. Since I really didn't have any agenda or expectations, I just wandered around and took photos of whatever caught my eye. I can't say I captured anything earth shattering, but I did get several images that will work for my first class assignment and that was the goal of the outing!
Here are my favorites from the day:
There were tons of these birds up in a tall tree near the parking lot. I spent quite a while taking photos of them but only caught a few decent ones. Since my longest zoom lens is only 70-200, wildlife photography can be a challenge. I often have to do a lot of cropping of the photos after the fact so the subject doesn't look like an ant on the horizon. If I intend to take up wildlife photography with any regularity, I definitely need a different lens. I have been thinking about renting one in the near future just to see what I think.