07-08-2018 03:48 AM
"Road runners don't move in straight lines and are very difficult to shoot, so for me, framing is the problem."
You mean these guys? They do stop from time to time. Especially if you are not right on top of them. A long FL lens like the 150-600mm super zoom is the choice because you can keep your distance.
07-08-2018 09:40 AM
Great shots - thank you for posting them. We have a few of those around here..... Las Vegas area.... would love to get shots of them!
Yes, thanks for posting those, Ernie. Excellent shots. In the field, I generally see them when they are on the move, but would love to be able to capture some good images of them. I do have a 75-300mm kit lens which I haven't used much. Maybe I'll start walking around with it a bit and see what I can do with it.
DJ2, whenever we go to Vegas, I try to make time for a side trip to Valley of Fire, a great place to shoot. It's rare to go there in the early mornings and not encounter the bighorn sheep. People always talk about Red Rock Canyon, which I do enjoy, but for me I'll take Valley of Fire every time, even though it's farther out. A photographers' paradise.
07-08-2018 11:42 AM
I expect to see some beautiful shots! Please post a few.
Speaking of roadrunners, I'd love to find one doing battle with a rattlesnake, like this guy did. Thus, I will give myself an assignment, to try to capture something similar. Could take days, weeks or years LOL.