Most people who enjoy taking images of birds will attest to the fact that it can be especially challenging to photograph hummingbirds. Continue reading Photographing hummingbirds in flight without using flash
As part of the field work for my review of the Nikon 1 V3 I took some images of birds in flight under rather harsh winter conditions earlier this year. While I did have some success with the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens I wasn’t satisfied that I had given the lens a good test with this subject matter as my goal for the article was more to demonstrate the capability of the V3. I really wanted to try photographing some cormorants but by the time I purchased my copy of the Nikon 1 CX 70-300 in late 2014 most of the cormorants had already migrated south so I missed a good testing opportunity last year.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge. Continue reading Photographing cormorants in flight with Nikon 1
I’ve been continuing my field work for my hands-on review of the Nikon 1 V3 and spent some time capturing images of birds-in-flight at Grimsby Harbour. This has been a particularly severe winter and some of the Great Lakes have frozen over completely. This is only the fourth time in the past 40 years that this has happened. As you can see from the image below, Grimsby Harbour is frozen solid out past the lighthouse. This made for some interesting captures of birds-in-flight. Continue reading Birds-in-Flight Images with Nikon 1 V3
The Niagara River draws a large number of birds during the winter months, mainly waterfowl like swans, ducks and geese. Continue reading Photographing Birds on the Niagara River in Winter
One of the reasons that a number of people may start to consider the Nikon 1 system is the new 1 Nikon CX 70-300 VR f/4.5-5.6 super telephoto lens. Continue reading Nikon 1 CX 70-300mm VR Bird Images
Since buying my first Nikon 1 V2 in August 2013 I have been shooting a lot of static and perched birds with a Nikon 1 V2, FT-1 adapter, my Nikkor 70-200 f/4 VR lens and TC-17E II teleconverter. Continue reading Birds-in-Flight Images with Nikon 1 and FT-1 Adapter