Earlier this week I had the opportunity to do a Bird Kingdom return visit, allowing me to get a bit more practice photographing perched birds and a few other critters with my Nikon 1 J5. Continue reading Bird Kingdom Return Visit
A few days ago I was in my backyard waiting in vain for a hummingbird to visit when I noticed something hovering around one of our butterfly bushes. I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. Rather than photographing a hummingbird at 60 fps as I had planned, Mother Nature sent a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth instead. Continue reading Hummingbird Clearwing Moth 60fps
I’m not sure how many other people have a ‘connection’ to a source of intuition and such. I’ve had a ‘little voice’ that has helped to guide my life for over 4 decades. Sometimes the messages I get are quite serious, like the one that allowed me to avoid what could have been a life-ending car accident some 30 years ago. Others, like the one I got today, lead to far less serious but enjoyable consequences. Continue reading Listening to my little voice
I went out this morning with the intention of trying to capture some images of hummingbirds in flight. Sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate and I didn’t see any hummingbirds at all this morning. Instead I ended up trying to photograph some Purple Martin in flight. Continue reading Purple Martin in flight
I recently went to the edge of the Niagara Gorge to photograph some vultures gliding on the thermals and was greeted with such a large group it was almost like going to a vulture convention. Continue reading Vulture Convention
I’ve been burning the midnight oil lately with client work and decided to take the day off to capture some Nikon 1 J5 bird images. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Bird Images
I spent a little bit of time at Ruthven Park this morning and got a few usable images of a hummingbird in flight with my Nikon 1 J5. Continue reading Hummingbird in flight with Nikon 1 J5
Reptiles can make fascinating photography subjects. Their prehistoric appearance and highly detailed skin can be quite amazing. When on holidays in warmer locations I do enjoy capturing images of wild reptiles. Of course one needs to be careful in such environments as many species are venomous.
For most of us, visiting a zoo can provide photographic opportunities that would otherwise be impossible. During a recent visit to the Metro Toronto Zoo I used one of my Nikon 1 J5’s to capture some reptile images. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 Reptile Images
My wife and I go to the Metro Toronto Zoo once a year and our favourite exhibit is the orangutans. Even though I know capturing any usable images will be a challenge I always take my camera gear.
Once we arrive at the orangutan exhibit, the glass on the enclosure is always dirtier than I remember it from the previous year. The glares always more plentiful. And, the opportunities to get a decent view always fewer than my memory told me they were.
This year I mounted my 1 Nikon CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 on one of my Nikon 1 J5’s, hoping that the extra resolution and improved sensor performance would help yield some decent images. What follows are a few orangutan portraits. Continue reading Orangutan Portraits