Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, a plane… Well for me, it really doesn’t matter. If it can fly I want to photograph it.
On my way home last evening I caught a glimpse of something large flying low close to the horizon. So naturally I found a place to turn around and investigate. This guy was spraying a bean field that was some distance from the highway.
So I parked on a gravel road well off the highway and grabbed my 80 – 400 mm lens. This lens has become my favorite go to lens. It isn’t perfect for every type of shot but it gives me enough range and versatility that I can shoot a variety of subjects and scenes so I can capture the action or moment.
Now as the image above shows I was relatively far from the action and that was okay with me. I didn’t want to be breathing the spray and I had a good focal range with my lens.
What I didn’t expect was for him to make two passes directly over me. No spray of course but it was obvious that he could see me standing there with a long lens and so he made a couple of photographic passes for me, which I really appreciated.
In fact on the shot above I had to zoom back in to only a 100 mm to get the entire plane in the frame. I could feel the vibration of that big radial motor as he flew over me.
I watched him for about 20 minutes and there was no other reason that I could see why he would fly all the way over to me and so low other than to give me a nice shot. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.