CANADA GOSLINGS, LOVELACE PARK, WILMETTE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 23, 2016
Pentax 55-300 with Pentax 1.4x converter (322mm)
1/2000 sec. f10
This is really a lens test photograph. I wanted to see how sharp the 55-300 and 1.4x converter combination would be, and it isn't bad at all when the 55-300 is stopped down short of the full 300mm extension. Lovelace Park is usually of limited interest to a photographer because, except for rare instances during migratory season, the waterfowl usually is humdrum—just mallards and Canada geese. But this season there happily was a breeding pair, and they produced six goslings.