Tag Archives: Nikon 1 V3

How to Photograph Birds at 60 FPS with Nikon 1

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

Heron Catching Two Fish Simultaneously

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

Great Blue Heron Taking Off at 20 FPS

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

Frame Rate and Buffer Size Considerations

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

Benefits of Cooperation and Communication

When it comes to nature photography I’ve found that people tend to fall into one of two basic groups. The first group is highly protective of their knowledge base when it comes to wildlife locations, camera settings used, shooting technique etc. The second group is open and approachable, and is willing to help other photographers grow in their craft. This short article shares some examples of the benefits of cooperation and communication. Continue reading Benefits of Cooperation and Communication

Anticipating Bird Behaviour

As folks who enjoy bird photography can attest, anticipating bird behaviour takes quite a bit of observation time as well as some understanding of the environment in which you are shooting. While many birds still puzzle me, this short article shares some images when I correctly anticipated bird behaviour.  Continue reading Anticipating Bird Behaviour