Lately it has been difficult to come up with new photographs. My plans to go to SNP were constantly cancelled because of Skyline Drive being closed do to snow and ice, trips to Benezette were cancelled because the snow was gone there and by the time it showed up again finding a few days in a row to go became difficult. Around here wildlife has been scarce, I have looked and spent a number of days looking for water fowl. More often than not I was the only crazy person out with a camera freezing in the cold wind. Even the feathered friends other than Canada Geese and a few mallards didn't want any part of the frozen lakes and cold wind. I recently purchased a new lens and can't wait to use it for more than photographing birds from my front window. Its day will come as a trip north for the elk is planned in the next couple of weeks and a trip to Florida is on the agenda for next month. It will really get a testing there shooting the birds.
In preparation for that trip I went out a couple of weeks ago to practice panning. I did not care what birds were flying at the lake that day, if they were flying I was shooting. I am hoping to get some more practice but with the new lens soon, I do not want to wait until a blue heron or spoonbill flies by to try panning with it for the first time.