In my last post you saw what happened to my 500mm lens. While it was in for repair, Canon loaned me a 600mm. After so many lousy weather days I was finally able to get out to Jones Beach. I found a small open patch of grass amid the piles and piles of snow. I parked the car on the road and sat for over an hour hoping for both Snow Bunting and Horned Lark to appear. I wasn’t disappointed as you’ll see below. I decided to take a bathroom break and when I came out of Teddy Roosevelt parking lot, all of a sudden I had 3 cop cars on me. I thought “I didn’t do anything, what do they want?” Somebody reported that I was taking pictures of “vital infrastructure”. There was a bridge in the background about a 1/2 mle away. I guess people think a big lens can bring detail in from the moon <smile>. I showed the cop what I was taking and all was well. I must say that the police were never confrontational and my feeling is better safe than sorry, so there was no problem. On a side note, after waiting 3 weeks for the 500 to be repaired Canon finally decided to give me a brand new one. How cool is that? As always, click on photos for larger view.
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