These two birds were having it out on the pond at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. It all seemed quite ferocious and I only managed to get one shot off before they disappeared. This was shot with my new lense… a 150-500mm 5.6-6.3 Sigma zoom. Needed to try it out!
Shot with Nikon D700 with 150-500mm 5.6-6.3 Sigma zoom.
My interest in photography began back in high-school when I used my mother’s Olympus OM-1 to shoot sports events. I learnt to understand film, light meters and other technical issues. I bought my first SLR, a Nikon F70, when I finished uni and became more focussed on shooting portraiture, landscape and photojournalism. Since then I have not looked back opening my own business in 2009 specialising in portrait photography. www.markephotography.com.au