Gosling at Lake of the Isles

Gosling at Lake of the Isles

I walked around the lake with my 600mm catadioptric lens and found this fuzzy little guy eating dandelions between naps. It’s amazing how fast these guys grow, I saw a family of geese only two weeks ago and the goslings were only about the size of a muffin, now they are bigger than a breadbox. The catadioptric lens still remains the coolest lens that takes terrible photos. I shot over 2 dozen pix of the goose family and only a couple were in focus. The depth of field is only about 2 inches at 30 feet away — when you throw in a fixed aperture of f8, manual focus and my disdain for tripods, you see why. Ugh. But it’s still cool. Strangest looking this too, wish I could take pictures of the expressions people give me when they see the darn thing hanging from my hand.

Today’s post is for the monthly theme ‘Tranquility’ at CDPB. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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  1. Julie
    Julie says:

    2″ at 30′ … blimey! Glad you are not as old as I am, and with all the shakes that involves.

    However, even with all your qualifications on your shooting of goslings. this image is damn good! More than damn good. I even like it. I adore the DoF. One can SEE the 2″ focus area.

    Not certain about the tranquility, but dont care anyways. If you found it tranquil, I will go with that.

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