Durham based Kern Morris dance team were due to perform at the Monument Pub in Penshaw but decided to turn up early and do a few dances at the Monument itself. The light wasn't good, but that didn't stop the Kern dancers from enjoying themselves.
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I made a new nesting box over the winter and have been rewarded by the appearance of a pair of blue tits who, by the evidence of the noise, have managed to start a family.
My aged Tamron SP 500mm mirror lens was used for these shots. The depth of field is about 2.5 inches at this subject distance, so accurate focus is essential.
I found that live view with 10 x magnification was better for focusing than the optical viewfinder with a Canon angle finder giving a 2.5 x magnification. This may be down to my eyesight, I can use my reading glasses with live view, but not with the optical viewfinder.
I may also try the Sigma 100-300 f4 with 1.4 converter and compare the results.