After shielding; not leaving house since 11 March 2020, I am now allowed out. To celebrate my wife bought me a Sigma 105mm macro lens and the picture below is my first attempt with it attached to 90d in my garden. No flash used, just natural sun light. It's about 50% cropped. EV: +1:67
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Wow. I live right smack in the middle of one the most infected areas in the world; if you saw a heat map of infections in mid-April, I'd be right in one of the brightest red dots. We have never been told to stay at home per se; what they have done is close down various destinations, mostly indoor, and requiring 6 foot distance and masks in businesses. Some smaller local parks were closed to automobiles, but you could walk in (to prevent crowding and keep the park for the locals).
The result is that a lot of the places that I go to photograph birds are much more crowded than they have been in past years, and the wildlife stays further from the paths. Whereas people used to jog mainly on the paths, they are now running through the grass, next to the river, and spooking the wildlife more. When non-essential businesses were allowed to re-open, the park crowds lessened a bit, but not like previous years.