May on Long Island is a wonderful time for bird photographers. All sort of colorful birds start migrating to Long Island. The trees are just starting to bud, so they do not block your shots.
I have been using the Sigma 50-500mm lens with the Canon 7D for two years now. It’s an impressive lens that produces results, especially hand-held with Image Stabilization enabled. Just be sure to use TV Shutter Priority mode set to 1/500 of a second. You can easily push the ISO to 1000 while shooting RAW with the Canon 7D and remove any digital noise in Lightroom 4 (or Camera Raw).
Take a look at these photos and be sure to look at my other articles below about the Sigma 50-500mm lens.
All photos taken with the Canon 7D and the Sigma 50-500mm hand-held.