Spring is Coming

I was in Tokyo this past week for some new work and was able to do some shooting during the weekend.  Fortunately, I came across a couple trees that were in bloom with what I think are plum blossoms.  An added bonus was all the birds that were flying and jumping around these trees sucking the nectar.  When I saw this I stopped, pulled my camera out and changed to my Olympus 14-150mm 4.0-5.6 lens.  I started taking pictures from about 50 feet away with the lens all the way to 150mm, but the birds were still too small.  I started easing my way toward the trees, but all the birds took off to another tree.  I continued to ease closer and then just stood there with my camera at eye level waiting for the birds to come back.  After about 10 minutes they would slowly come back.  Again, I kept the lens all the way at 150mm the whole time and started shooting with high speed continuous shooting to get several shots of the birds and catch the right one.  I spent about an hour just hanging around this one tree waiting and trying to follow these birds who were jumping around very fast.  This was a fun and difficult challenge and look forward to doing more of this type of shooting.