I was up at 5:30 am. The birds were chirping and it was sunny. Another fine day for a walk and bird watching. I had borrow Stan’s Tamron 150 -600mm Gen 2 lens for the weekend and mounted the Tamron on to my spare crop sensor camera body. I will compare it to my Sigma 150-600 c mounted on a full frame body. The is not exactly the same. However it will have to do. This setup will allow me to have both lens ready to shot. Of course, I had to carry both as I walked around. This should be interesting.
I got to the Technoparc at 6 am and it was a cool 12 degrees Celsius. A Great Blue Heron flew over as I arrived and landed somewhere in the big pond. I walked over to the big pond and I saw the Great Blue Heron taking off deeper in the pond. I noticed a Great Egret way in he back. This was shot with the Tamron.
Afterwards, the Great Egret took off. I managed to get this shot with the Sigma
I found a Killdeer wandering around in the fields. In the early morning sun, I got a shot of the Killdeer with the morning dew and the sun in the back with the Sigma.
I switched to the Tamron and got a shot of the Killdeer in the shade.
I found a Hare frozen by the side of the path. I shot with the Sigma
and Tamron. I cropped them to be the same.
I noticed what I thought was a Eastern Phoebe. It has been pointed out that it could be a Eastern Wood-pewee or a Trail’s (Willow/Alder) Flycatcher. More research. I shot first with the Sigma
and then the Tamron. I cropped them to be the same.
Song Sparrow shot the Sigma
and then with the Tamron
I shot some European Starlings with the Sigma
then with the Tamron. I did not crop the images. I wanted to see the difference between a crop and full frame sensor. Interesting.
I noticed a Downy Woodpecker. This was taken with the Sigma.
Walking around I noticed a another Killdeer walking around. I shot this with the Sigma.
I switched to the Tamron and follow it around and got this.
I got this pic of an American Robin with the Tamron. It took off before I could switch cameras.
Speaking about taking off, I got this plane with Tamron as it was flying by.
I found a Song Sparrow and got this with the Tamron
After a couple of hours of walking around with 2 cameras and big 150-600 lenses, I felt the strain and decided to go home and rest. As I was driving, I felt better and decide to go to Centennial park in Dollard des Ormeaux.
I noticed a Mallard duck resting. I got this with the Sigma
and this with the Tamron from the same spot.
I got a shot of a Canada Goose with the Sigma
I got up close and personal with the Tamron.
I notice a pair of Wood Ducks – Mother and Child
There were a few American Crows around. This one landed on the fence. I got this with the Sigma
As I was switching cameras, It took off and another one took its place. So. i shot it with the Tamron
As I was walking around, I saw this Mallard in the grass. I shot this with the Tamron.
I saw a Painted lady butterfly. It was swaying gently with the light breeze. I got this with Sigma
I shot this with the Tamron.
I could not find a discernible difference between both lenses. They are both very good lenses and yielded very similar photos.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.