Bird Photography with the Tamron 150-600mm

My time is almost up with the Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens. I have really enjoyed having it and seeing what I could do with it. For one last time with it I took it to a new place today with lots of birds. Bird photography is perfect for this lens.

Serendip Sanctuary

This is a wonderful place near Lara, which is near Geelong. It is run by Park Victoria and is free to go to. For more information click here.

There are lot of birds and Australian animals there. It is set up so you can wander around and take a look.

You are in there with the animals as there aren’t a lot fences. It is nice to be able to take photos without fences, glass or mesh in between you and the creature you want to photograph.

As you walk around you come across quite a few ponds where the birds are hanging around. In some places there were bird hides. It is quite well set up.

I don’t know how much the animals get to move around, but we did see someone giving some of the birds lots of attention.

We walked around a bit, but did not see all of it. My battery died and then I forgot to grab the spare. We decided to leave it there for the day.

I did take some photos of the animals, kangaroos and wallabies, but in the end it was the birds that fascinated me more. Maybe I am more of a bird photographer than I thought. Still I don’t really have a lens to do this kind of photography, and when the Tamron goes back, that will probably be it.

Tamron 150-300mm G2 lens

It has been good having it. It is quite a lens and with the 1.4x tele converter even better. You can so close with it. Getting some great photos of tawny frogmouths like this was wonderful. I think most people would be blown away and for a lens that retails for around $2000 in Australia it is quite a bargain.

My time with it is up, I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been able to do with it. Here are some more photos.


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    1. I was happy with it, it seemed fairly quick to me. Though there are always times when it will have trouble, but my other lenses also have that from time to time. Overall I was really happy with it.
      Yes, though I used a monopod all the time when I was using the lens, it was easier for me.
      Thank you.

  1. The photo of the owl at the top is truly outstanding, Leanne. It is so realistic as if the owl is addressing me directly. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Peter, though apparently not an owl, I’m not quite what sort of bird it is other than being a tawny frogmouth. I thought it was looking straight at me too, probably was, trying to see what I was going to do.

    1. Owls are great Mama, but the Tawny Frogmouths aren’t owls. I’m not sure what they are, but not those. I used to think they were too, then was told no. Oh well, they are still great birds. thank you.

  2. If you can get hold of one do try the Sigma 18mm-300mm lens. I use one full time without a converter. Really enjoyed the pics above.

    1. Thank you Chris, and thank you so much for recommending it. It was really good and I’m looking forward to getting back another time.

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