Loren’s Shots from the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

I really didn’t get many outstanding shots at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge on this visit, so I thought I would share some similar shots that I took with my camera setup (a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a 100-400mm lens and a 1.4 III) to compare with those Leslie took with the Canon SX60HS.

This frog shot is probably the closest thing we have to shooting the same subject at the same distance


and, honestly, the only major difference I could see is in the colors reproduced. I tried to match the colors in her shot and couldn’t do it.

I’m not positive, but I think this shot of White Pelicans feeding after herding fish was taken as the same time as the one I shared yesterday.


I didn’t manage to get a shot of the deer and two fawns because they were on Leslie’s side of the car, but I got a shot of two Jackrabbits that she missed because they were on my side of the car.


If her camera was truly superior, it should have been capable of shooting through the car door.

It’s really not fair to compare my Dragonfly shot to hers because mine was a heck of a lot closer,


but, still, the colors seem quite different.

Leslie didn’t get a shot of this flycatcher (Say’s Phoebe???),


but since this was one of my favorite bird shots of the day, I had to sneak it in here.

Leslie actually got a shot of this female Ring-Necked Pheasant


but it was taken facing directly into the sun, which no camera can compensate for, and was deleted on my first run through of the takes as unusable.

I’ll end with a similar shot to the one Leslie took at the end of the first day, this small flock of Wild Turkeys running down the road.


My shot reveals more detail than hers, but I could not recreate the bright, orange colors that made her shot pop.

Not surprisingly, having spent a considerable amount of money on my main equipment, I’m sure it takes far better pictures than the SX60HS. I’ll let you decide for yourself if the price difference is justified.