After everything I said yesterday, All the preparedness I go tthrough. You have to hear this story. I had just come back to the truck for a rest after a short little walk. I was going to review the shots I had just taken. I was inside the cab sitting in the driver seat when I caught a movement. This Oriole had landed in the back of my half ton. I thought great, how can I manage a shot of this. The bird flew up on the roof of the truck, hopped across it to the front. I could hear it doing so. Flew around my radio atenna and landed on my passenger mirror. It appeared to be looking in the window right at me. I watched it for a while before the light bulb came on. TAKE A PICTURE. I needed to dig out my 55mm lens from my camera bag. I always have my 400mm lens attached to my camera ready for any wildlife I encounter. This bird was less than 5 feet away from me. My 400mm lens only focuses down to 17 feet. Switch lenses, be quick, no sudden movements. Aha made it, bird is still there.
Aim camera, *%^%b @!**^%.
Turn camera on.
Bird flies away. No picture.
Bird lands on post 50 feet away. Aha,
Change Lens, take picture.
As you can see I managed the shot. Not the one I intended, but still a good shot.
Had anyone been able to video these actions and antics I went through so quickly, I truly think it would've made a great Silly Tuesday video. Lee the expert, always ready, ha, I think not.
Another lesson learned. Need a second camera. Don't need to switch lenses that way. Just grab other camera.
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