Category Archives: Tours & Travel

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

Relax…it’s just a camera

As major photography shows draw near many photographers seem to get an extra dose of GAS in their bodies as they ponder what may, or may not, be introduced by their brand of choice. I received a number of emails over the past couple of weeks with the most common question being, “What will you do if the Nikon 1 system is discontinued?” After thinking about it for a few minutes my reply was quite simple, “Relax…it’s just a camera.” Continue reading Relax…it’s just a camera

Catlins Area School Restroom Art

If you have the opportunity to visit New Zealand one of the things that you will discover about the people is their engaged and creative approach to life. While in the Catlins area of the South Island my wife discovered a very unusual public restroom. The children at the Catlins Area School had decorated it with unique art pieces, each demonstrating aspects of New Zealand life. Continue reading Catlins Area School Restroom Art