Tamron 150-600mm on the Nikon D5000

I have been wanting a longer telephoto lens for as long as I can remember. I finally decided to get one. So after a LOT of research I found one that was budget friendly as well as in a quality range that I could live with. The Tamaron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm. And of course as with everything I want, it was impossible to get. I ordered one on Amazon that was right at retail and waited patiently. I was very excited when it finally shipped. And it was well worth the wait!

 

Tamron150-600mm

Of course this crappy picture was taken with my wife’s eBay camera! LOL

So on October 27 my granddaughter had a field hockey game in Selbyville. A perfect opportunity to put the new lens to the test! And it was the perfect day. Here are a couple of shots:

FieldHockey

 

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The lens was used at 150mm. Hard to believe how great they turned out. I have never taken this many photos at a sporting event, but I couldn’t stop! And I couldn’t believe how great they turned out. Here is a link to an album on Facebook where you can see the rest: Dover at Selbyville.

The real reason that I wanted this lens was for the wildlife photos. Now that she has shown me what she can do, I can’t wait to get some nature shots! And I didn’t have to wait too long. I looked out my window a few days later and saw a flock of eagles playing! Here are a few shots:

 

Pair of eagles on Chipmans Pond in Laurel, DE

 

Juvenile eagle in flight.

 

Here is a link to the rest of the session: Eagles in Laurel, DE.

Another morning I looked outside and saw my Heron. Now we have a love/hate relationship, because he thinks that my fishpond is his private buffet. But this day I want him to stay for a photo session and he did!

Great Blue Heron

 

This could possibly be my favorite photo so far! Here is a link to some others: The Breakfast Club on Chipmans Pond.

 

Here are some Canadians from out of town:

 

Out of town visitors

 

The bottom line is that I love this new lens! Best photography investment ever. I can hardly wait for it to warm up a little so I can spend some time on the pond! I highly recommend this lens if you are looking for a telephoto! Here is a link with more information:

Tamron AFA011N700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon(Full-Frame) Cameras

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