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Lumix® G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S. Lens


Went out to photograph the marsh wrens at the Great Meadows NWR yesterday.  The wrens were there but the windy conditions kept them deep in the reeds.  I had taken my Lumix 100-300 lens on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 body.  I have a lens collar and at the foot manufactured by Roesch – www.r-roesch.de which really helps with this lens when mounted to a tripod.

As there was not much in the vicinity I took a few shots of a Red-wing Blackbird – the bird was a little spec in the frame as you can see from the image below.  The full image may be seen by clicking on the image itself.

Image as shot - raw converted to JPEG

Image as shot – raw converted to JPEG.  Focal length 234mm – exposure triad – ISO 200, f/5.6 and 1/1250 sec

The next image is a crop from the region where the bird was sitting. Except for RAW conversion and a slight opening of the shadows, no other post processing has been done.  Click to open the image at 100%

Cropped area

Cropped area

For the price this is an exceptional lens and hope Panasonic make a G X version of this lens soon.


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Great Meadows WLR – Concord

Woke up to blue skies and decided to check out Great Meadows.  There is not much happening except Canada Geese fighting for good nesting spots and Red Wing Blackbirds that were in abundance.  The dried up marsh grasses and cattails make for fairly drab backgrounds but for this image I decided to leave a lot of negative space while composing.  It is more like calling to the nothingness at Great Meadows today.

Red Wing Blackbird - Canon 7D, 500 mm f4, iso 200, f5.6, 1/800 sec


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