Today we went to the Elgin public library in Elgin Illinois where there was talk that bald eagles were seen roaming around that area. So I grabbed my trusty 70-200 IS lens, my 1.4 teleconverter and my 10-20mm, just in case I wanted to take photos of the scenery out there.
We got there and were looking around for about half an hour with no eagles in sight. Then from about half a mile away we see one...flying around an area with a lot of trees in it. Aimed my lens into the flying bird but cannot see a thing. And I realize that the 70-200mm on a teleconverter on a non full frame camera is not enough to capture the birds that far.
I captured one that was flying above our heads though but this is the closest I got:
Bummer...So I just snapped my 10-20mm lens and shot the scenery instead. Shooting at around 3:30 pm gave me that long shadow look in photos which I loved for that special effect that I was trying to achieve.
So it wasn't bad after all. I just spent the entire remainder of the day photographing the beautiful landscape.