Widgeons at Testwood Lakes – I need a longer lens.

We went along to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Testwood Lakes today. It’s a lovely location just off the M27 with an education centre and bird hides.  We spent some time in one of the hides trying to get some decent shots…. as always, the birds are a bit further away then your lens will comfortably reach.  My Nikon only goes to 200mm.  Interestingly I still see articles in photographic magazines, suggesting if you have a crop factor, then the lens “reaches further”.  Sure, it appears to fill more of the frame than if you used full frame, but it doesn’t get your any closer to the action.  I think magazine should clarify what they are saying.

Anyway… I like the shot but I’ve had to crop it a HUGE amount to get it any where near the picture I wanted.

Testwood Lakes