It was raining all the way home…we stopped at a few spots.
A lot of snow this winter…
It’s difficult to walk around Hakodate and even on the coast where we were today the walkways in the ports are piled high with snow and unpassable.
Fortunately some birds came close in one of the ports…like this Red-throated Diver.
Some shots with the 2X teleconverter from yesterday. I was trying to photograph distant Red-necked Grebes (in summer plumage), Stejneger’s Scoters and (another?) White-billed Diver.
Most of the shots were crap but the above diver wasn’t too bad and was actually handheld.
These shots were on the monopod…………..
One thing I’ve noticed about the R5 is a lot of the monopod/teleconverter shots are soft. I usually use the monopod when I attach a T/C and handhold without. Is it the image stablization ‘fighting’ with the monopod? I know my lens (the 500 f4M2) can sense it’s on a tripod but can it sense it’s on a monopod?
A Red-throated Diver at Oshamanbe today. This is the first one I’ve ever photographed in summer plumage…………