The wife and I took a short weekend away recently, and one of our goals was to hit Sax Zim Bog in northern Minnesota. My wife is a birder, and I’m a photographer. Between the two of us a place like Sax Zim is perfect. It is one of the main spots to see winter birds, and you can even catch some species that barely extend into our range.
I decided that I needed a better lens for this, and so I rented a 100-400mm lens for my Sony a6000. It’s the biggest lens I’ve ever worked with, and it performed perfectly. It was really great to be able to get in close for some amazing shots. I don’t know that it’s worth investing multiple thousands of dollars for me, but knowing I can rent one when needed is perfect.
We got to see a few different species that my wife hadn’t seen before, and even came across a Boreal Chickadee which was a somewhat rare find in Minnesota. Below is a link to the SmugMug gallery for perusal. (https://swiftphotography.smugmug.com/Exploration/Sax-Zim-Bog/)