I was very lucky to receive a new lens for Christmas so I spent some time trying it out. The weather hasn't been amazing - rather dull and dark, so opportunities were not flowing. My new Nikon 55-300mm is a zoom lens and allows me to zoom in very close to any subject without moving. So for instance if I want to photograph a statue 100m away from me on the roof of a museum, which features in my previous article, I can do that without too much trouble.
A zoom lens is also practical for photographing wildlife, but also get great perspective with landscapes.
Below I gathered a few images from the last couple of weeks in my garden, at the Deer park and while out on a walk around Island Brygge with my friend Astrid.
We have a couple of hand-made bird feeders just outside our main window which attracts a variety of birds such as Great Tits, Blue Tits, Robins, Black Birds, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, as well as Chaffinch and Jays.
I like the pattern in this photograph with all the female deer eating grass in the same direction. Patterns are an important element in photography. A pattern is often more interesting when it is broken such as in this photo where one male Fallow deer has got his head up, showing his powerful antlers.
The couple of photographs below show the contrast between nature and city: