I had some free time this past Sunday afternoon so I decided to try something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I headed to one of the marshlands nearby and tried to do some telephoto wildlife photography. First off, I do not have the right equipment to do this properly. I will get there before too long, but I did have an old Nikon mount Tokina 80-400mm lens adapted to fit on my Olympus OM-D EM-5 that I had to manually focus and manually set the aperture. Not an easy thing to do for wildlife photography, but I tried to put myself in the mindset of the photographers of yesteryear and do my best with what I had. Fortunately, the birds I was photographing, weren't moving around too much so I was able to setup on the tripod, focus and get some shots off. There were about 11 Great White Egrets in the marsh, but I spent most my time focusing on just one that was nearby. One of the challenges of this marsh area is that it is fenced off so, without breaking the rules and disturbing the habitat, you have to stay outside the fenced area. This one egret that you will see in the photo above and in the gallery below spent a lot of time within range of 600-800mm lens. Later on I decided to play around with handholding and taking some photos of some other birds in the area. Catching a flying hawk or a running bird is virtually impossible with a manual focused lens. Out of many, many shots I did get one that was only "adequate". I went ahead and created a gallery of the images from this excursion below.