|This was my first sighting on 12/30/12. As you can see, he was very far away, so even through the viewfinder, I couldn't quite tell what I had.|
|I returned to the lakes today and my persistence paid off.|
|I stalked Zorro from one end of the lake to the other.|
|I think he's ready to gouge my eyes out. Or something.|
Bertha and I are learning to co-exist. When she is paired with the 100-400mm lens, adequate light is a necessity, so I've accepted that if there isn't enough light, to wait. Also, I am now using back-button focusing instead of using the shutter button to focus. Enabling the back button next to the AF point button allows me to lock focus. In other words you don't have to keep pressing and refocusing if something enters the picture that might interfere with the initial focus. There is a good blog post here, which explains it much better! This is particularly helpful for sports and nature photographers. That one little change has made photography a little easier for me.