Yesterday morning I went out to photograph some ducks in flight. I decided to use a Nikon 1 V3 fitted with a 1 Nikkor CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. This article features a selection of Nikon 1 V3 ducks in flight images captured handheld.
Between client assignments, eBook projects and field testing some Olympus Loaner Gear, I haven’t had much time lately to use my Nikon 1 kit for bird photography. On Wednesday morning I spent a couple of hours with an old friend… the Nikon 1 V3 equipped with a 1 Nikkor CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom.
I’ve had a number of readers who are intending to add some Nikon 1 gear to their kit contact me by email the past day or two. Many of them specifically asked about the Nikon 1 V3 versus the V2 for photographing birds in flight. Continue reading Nikon 1 V3 Versus V2 for Birds in Flight
I must admit that I have become increasingly intrigued with trying to photograph birds in flight at 60 frames per second. This fast frame rate setting isn’t something that I would use all the time, but I think it is something that I may use more frequently as I get more practice with it. For situations where I want a ‘specific moment capture’ this frame rate will come in handy. This short article shares the first 10 frames from an image run of an egret taking flight at 60 FPS. The 10 consecutive images that follow were captured in 1/6th of a second. Continue reading Egret Taking Flight at 60 FPS
As discussed in a number of previous articles, choosing camera gear is an intensely personal decision. What may be a great choice for one photographer may not work well for another. Regardless of what someone chooses the key is to understand the capabilities of our camera gear and how to use it. This article discusses how to photograph birds at 60 frames per second with Nikon 1 gear. Continue reading How to Photograph Birds at 60 FPS with Nikon 1
I made a quick visit to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary a couple of days ago hoping to photograph some ospreys fishing. Nature didn’t cooperate in that regard but did supply some swallows with fledglings. Continue reading Swallows with Fledglings
Many photographers, when talking about how they got hooked on bird photography, will mention the thrill of capturing some unique moments. It could be a bird-in-flight, birds fighting, a parent bird feeding an offspring, an unusual posture, special lighting, or a bird hunting. This article features a selection of images of a heron catching two fish simultaneously. Continue reading Heron Catching Two Fish Simultaneously
Last month during my regular visits to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary I had a number of opportunities to capture some images of northern water snakes. This article shares some of the considerations that come into play when photographing water snakes. Continue reading Photographing Northern Water Snakes
I’ve been making regular trips to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary the past little while, as I’ve been doing some fieldwork for an upcoming eBook on bird photography. This article shares some images of a Great Blue Heron taking off shot at 20 fps in continuous auto-focus with subject tracking. Continue reading Great Blue Heron Taking Off at 20 FPS
When considering camera gear for nature photography many people primarily focus on sensor size and lens focal length/aperture. These are important factors, especially when shooting in lower light conditions. Camera frame rate and buffer size are also important factors to consider if you plan on regularly photographing birds-in-flight and other action subjects. This article features 40 consecutive images of a goose running on the surface of a pond, captured during a recent visit to the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary. I would have missed many of the photographs in this image series if I had been using a camera with a slower frame rate and a smaller buffer. Continue reading Frame Rate and Buffer Size Considerations