Earlier this year my wife and I went to the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina for a brief holiday. I had the opportunity to capture a few images of brown pelicans in flight with my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom lens.
While the dynamic range and colour depth of my Nikon 1 V2 pales next to my D800 I was able to get some acceptable images and I thought readers may like to view a small selection of them.
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All images were taken hand-held. Most were captured from the pier at Murrell’s Inlet.
I found that the auto-focus with my Nikon 1 set-up worked quite well. I shot single frames rather than at 15 fps burst.
All images in this article were produced from RAW files processed through DxO OpticsPro 10, including the PRIME noise reduction function. A DNG file was then exported into CS6 and Nik Suite for additional adjustments as required.
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