Still, there was a gap between my images and those of my friend’s. That’s when I turned back to my lens and compared it to the lens my friend was using. Hers was a top-of-the-line lens. Mine was mid-level. More research revealed that people with my lens were upgrading to better telephoto lens. Further research narrowed my interests down to a couple of lenses. Ultimately I settled on a Sigma 150-500mm
APO HSM. Wow!
With my new found techniques in place, and with a new lens on the front of my camera, I was ready to go out and see what I could find… The above image was one of several that I captured on my first test-drive. I’ve pretty satisfied that I’m on the right track again. To summarize, you need good equipment, but don’t underestimate the importance of proper technique!
(Metadata: 1/2000 sec at f/8.0 and ISO 1000, 250mm focal length on a 150-500mm Sigma lens)