Category Archives: Animals

Photographing Swallows in Flight Using AF-A

This short article features some test images captured while photographing swallows in flight using AF-A (Auto-Select AF) with Auto-area. If you’re like me, you may find photographing small, erratically-flying birds like swallows very challenging. This article features some initial test images with aggressive cropping used throughout…so be forewarned that image quality isn’t what I would ideally want. Continue reading Photographing Swallows in Flight Using AF-A

Insectarium with Extension Tubes

If you’re planning a trip to the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia, you may want to consider including a visit to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Among other things, the facility has a new insect display. This article features a small selection of images captured at Insectarium with Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. Continue reading Insectarium with Extension Tubes

Using V3 Flash to Photograph Hummingbirds

While visiting the Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia I recently had the opportunity to experiment using the Nikon 1 V3 flash to photograph hummingbirds. The lighting at the location was quite poor, with the hummingbirds frequenting two feeders both of which were positioned under a permanent canopy. I was unable to get a decent exposure even when using ISO-6400. Rather than simply give up on the opportunity I decided to try using the built-in flash on the Nikon 1 V3 to photograph hummingbirds. Continue reading Using V3 Flash to Photograph Hummingbirds