Rainy Day Wildlife Photos with the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Squirrel Photo Taken with Sigma 150-500mm Lens
Squirrel Photo Taken with Sigma 150-500mm Lens – Click on the image to see the full-resolution original, unedited.  Camera settings: f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO-1000, 500mm

I got a new lens for birding and photography.  It’s gigantic (compared to what I’ve been using).  I have yet to carry it out into the field but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this test photo… A squirrel in my backyard, shot at 500mm, on a cloudy day!  My camera is a Canon EOS Rebel T3i and the lens is this one:

It’s discontinued, so the price has dropped quite a bit lately.  It used to sell for over a thousand!

Here’s another test photo I took of a house finch in the rain:

House Finch
House Finch, Click to see the original full-resolution, unedited.
Camera Settings: f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO-1250, 500mm

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