…morning light is magic…

Sunset with Canon 100-400 II

While trying to take Sandhill Crane photos as the sun went down, took my own advice of “look behind you as the best shot may be there”.  Turned around and found a much better photo of the sun setting along the Platte River in Nebraska.  Used negative exposure compensation and cranked up the ISO.

The new 100-400 lens works well and focuses very fast on the 1DX with 1.4 teleconverter.  Still not used to the twist zoom yet.  Can’t get it to zoom from 100-400 in one smooth twist.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400 II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld

1/500 sec @ F14, ISO 5000, evaluative metering, -2 exposure compensation, 140mm

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4 responses

  1. I love the pleasant surprises like that. Beautiful. I also got the same lens but haven’t tried it with the extender yet – good to hear that works for you.

    May 31, 2015 at 8:24 am

  2. Never pass up a beautiful sunset. Great sky color!

    June 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

  3. Thanks Lyle. The extender works great on my 1DX. Can’t compare it to other cameras else since my old 7D wouldn’t work with an extender on the old 100-400.

    June 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  4. Thanks David. It was a nice ending to a great day of shooting in Nebraska.

    June 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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