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
Earlier this week I made a quick visit to Bird Kingdom as part of some photography coaching I did with one of our readers. As always, Bird Kingdom was a fun experience, and even though I didn’t capture very many images I did end up with a few to share with you. Continue reading A quick visit to Bird Kingdom
Sometimes when we’re out with our cameras we have a bit of luck and nature cooperates. So it was today when I was out attempting to capture some images of terns hovering. Continue reading Terns Hovering
Photographing swallows in flight has always been a challenge for me. The birds are so small and swift I’ve always found it incredibly hard to track them and capture any usable images. Continue reading Swallows in Flight
Even though the conditions were dismal yesterday morning I went out under heavy, overcast skies with a light mist falling, and was able to capture some images of a gull airborne at 60fps. Continue reading Gull airborne at 60fps
I went out yesterday for about a half an hour to do an experiment photographing a gull taking off at 60fps with my Nikon 1 V2. Continue reading Photographing a gull taking off at 60fps
While I was capturing some images of cormorants at Hamilton harbour I was fortunate to get some decent images of them taking off from the surface of the water. Continue reading Cormorants taking off from water
A few days ago I visited Hamilton harbour to capture some images of cormorant nesting behaviour. Continue reading Cormorant nesting behaviour