Picture of the Day - "Just Visiting" - April 12, 2017

Today was another day for the birds.....literally....lol.  We saw just as many as yesterday, but adding 5 more new ones for today. There will be more posts with the other ones soon. I was also testing the Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter on my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime lens.  It work very well with the Canon lens, but one thing I noticed is my auto focus points are limited with the converter attached to this lens. With the Canon converter, I have all my auto focus points enabled. Even though the auto focus points enabled were limited, it still did a good job tracking and focusing. We stopped in to Caissie Cape, NB to see if the Black Scoters were still around and close to shore like yesterday, but they were further out this time. We turned to walk back to the car, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw this guy. At first, I thought it was a gull, but kept thinking he's whiter than the gulls, so I aimed my camera to get a closer look. It was a Northern Gannet. We both thought how unusual it was to see one here as they are off shore birds, especially this time of year in breeding season. We got some great shots of him and then he flew over to where we were standing, made a U turn, then went back to dive in the water. He then continue on out of sight.

Taken with Canon 5D Mk lV & Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime lens & Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter.

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