Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beep ! Beep ! Vroommm. My brother and I were there to see the road runner in action with our Pentax DSLRs.



Hi Photographer friends,

My brother and I were visiting the Anza Borrego Desert State Park about a month ago. We were there mostly to take pictures of the California wild flowers. However, a strange bird met us near the entrance of the park. My brother had his Pentax K-x with the 50-200mm kit lens. I had my Pentax K-5 and the K-7 as a backup. I had dropped the K-5 a few days before but all seemed to be okay, until I tried to shoot the road runner. The camera would not get in focus, even in manual mode. There was too much back focusing. Lucky for me, I had the K-7 and exchanged the camera quickly. I was only able to take about 10 shots before I heard Beep! Beep! and it was gone.

The truth of the matter is that I wasn't able to capture that wild bird as much as I would have liked to. As for the K-5, Pentax fixed it, but I don't recommend dropping it from eye level to a concrete floor.

So I credit my brother Roland  for most of the images below. I shot No. 2 and 6, the rest are his images. I used the Tokina 400mm lens and I wish the K-5 would have been used with my now "new" Pentax DA* 300mm".  What can one they say, the best camera is the one you have with you.

Admit it, we all would have like for Wile Coyote to get him at some point.

There is definitely a resemblance.

P.S. Maybe an "Acme Corporation" camera and lens would have been better for taking pictures of the road runner...according to Wile Coyote.

Thank you for visiting,

Yvon Bourque
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