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
A new article that I wrote for Photography Life was just published this morning. It discusses photographing birds-in-flight with a Nikon 1 J5. Continue reading Photographing Birds-in-flight with Nikon 1 J5
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
I’m in the process of creating a video of a residential garden. Part of the content in that project will be a number of still images as well as various video clips. As I was working on some images in post I couldn’t help but be captivated by the beauty of details that nature creates. Continue reading Beauty of details
I spent a pleasant couple of hours today exploring the LaSalle Park Marina area, and walking along the shoreline pathway. Continue reading La Salle Park Walk
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 70-300mm 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
Without question photographers who depend on excellent low light performance from their gear are best served by full frame cameras. Many of us mainly shoot under good lighting conditions and we only periodically challenge our cameras by shooting in low light situations. I recently purchased a Nikon 1 J5 and wanted to put it to the test. So, earlier today I went out to Bird Kingdom to try my Nikon 1 J5 shooting at high ISO. Continue reading Nikon 1 J5 at high ISO