I am not sitting out in the woods in the winter for four hours freezing my butt off. Screw that. Let me tell you how it’s done.
One day this winter a very good friend of mine told me that she had cardinals at her house. I have a thing for cardinals. I actually have a thing for any kind of bird. We have a lot of cardinals in New Hampshire, but I can never seem to get any to come to my house. So I went right over to Kree’s house.
When I got there, I took my equipment inside, and then sat on the porch waiting. My god it was cold out. Sort of goes along with winter in New Hampshire.
I went inside. I could hear the cardinals. I wasn’t about to leave. I made camp in a chair by the window in Kree’s pantry. I was probably in between the cereal and the tuna fish. I didn’t look in the cupboards.
I was just going to run out when I saw the cardinals, but Kree knows what a wimp I am, so she opened the window for me. It was eleven degrees outside. That’s a good friend.
Canon’s 300mm f/2.8 is a beautiful lens for wildlife photography, and I’ve used it for portraits as well. It’s a beast of a lens, so you won’t see me walking down the street with it. (Actually, I can’t promise that. Someone told me there were waxwings at a tree near the library).
This is not a bird.