Picture of the Day - "Just Chilling" - April 6, 2017

Today's post was a test run. As most of our followers know I own a few of the Sigma's "Art" lenses and I absolutely love them. This week, I added the 4th "Art" lenses to my camera bag..... the Sigma 85mm F1.4. I normally don't use that length to shoot wildlife, but I thought it was a good day to test the lens due to low light conditions (overcast, dark day) at it's widest aperture.... at f1.4....and that's what I did :)  As with all of my art lenses, the 85mm is amazing, especially wide open. The way this lens renders out of focus backgrounds is truly beautiful. And the sharpness is fantastic, even at f1.4. 

I can predict this lens will be in my bag  the majority of the time :) 

This mallard duck walked over to us and then laid down on the ground about 8 to 10 feet from us. So my normal telephoto lenses would be too much as I wanted to incorporate part of the background too. I cropped this image down to about 75% of the original and it still remains sharp and the bokeh is smooth as butter. 

I got this lens for my portrait and wedding work, but it makes a nice addition for environmental wildlife photos as well :)  I will share more photos taken with the 85mm today in another post coming up :)

Taken with Canon 5D Mark IV & Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” lens.

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