Monday through Wednesday, June 7-9, 2021—Continuing to Rain

The last few weeks of weather has been somewhat disheartening—mostly rain with occasional breaks. However, Monday and Tuesday weather consisted of steady rain. Consequently, most of our time was spent indoors at home, except for Kay’s weekly HSV Duffers board meeting. She did have a sleep study on Tuesday night to test for APNEA. She is a heavy snorer, but I have not noticed any breathing stoppage—we’ll see what the test shows.

I ordered a new Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens last week to make full use of the Sony a7riii camera. It will be used in conjunction with a Sony FE 1.4x teleconverter mostly for photographing butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and flowers. It arrived Monday morning after a three day delay. Modern lenses are now small computers and can be programmed extensively. Despite the threat of rain and wanting to try the lens, Dan Olson and I drove to the nearby nature area (temperature and 93% humidity combined to generate heat index of 101°) on Wednesday. Here are the first shots made with the lens (click on each photo to enlarge).

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