Brian Piccollo Park
Cooper City, FL
It's been quite a while that I've visited these little guys. In fact, the last time was when I bought my first micro four thirds camera. Bird photography being one of my favorite genres, it was only fitting that I should go and try out this new gear on my favorite "birds". So now I've come back, with a new set of gear. Still micro four thirds, but this time I switched from Panasonic Lumix cameras to Olympus.
I really do hate writing about gear in this space. That's what SmartPhotoGear.com is for, but being that this outing was specifically to test out my new camera and lens, I suppose I have no choice. The owls did not disappoint, although the weather could have been better. I wound up taking my Lumix 100-300mm lens on my new Olympus E-M5 MK II. I gotta say, the improved 5-point image stabilization of this camera is absolutely great. All of these shots were handheld, with the lens racked out to nearly 300mm. That's 600mm equivalence! Unbelievable for me, whose body sway is absolutely terrible.
In any case, I just wanted to share these little guys, whose eyes make it so simple to convey an emotional expression in a picture. If you run across this post, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'll be adding to the gallery as I post process more of them. Till next time.....