In preparation for going on safari in South Africa, I wanted to practice with the zoom lens (70 – 210mm) on Julie’s all-manual Pentax K-1000 camera. We went out to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It’s 300 hectares of managed wetlands south of Vancouver, with plenty of trails and some gorgeous views. It’s unusual terrain for the Lower Mainland, and has been host to over 250 species of birds. I’m no ornithology expert, but it’s a great place to walk around and, you know, look at birds.
The photos are here. They’re not in the same class (they’re not even in the same school) as Mr. vanderWoning, but I was pleased to even get animals roughly in focus at distance. The zoom lens permitted me to shoot this sandcrane while still heeding this sign’s warning. I made a couple into lousy wallpapers as well.