Tag Archives: Nikon 1 V3

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

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