This article features a few images of Smooth-billed Ani taken with a Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 lens. This unusual looking bird is a member of the cuckoo family and has an odd, almost prehistoric look. Continue reading Smooth-billed Ani with Nikon 1 CX 70-300
During a recent visit to the Playa Costa Verde resort in Cuba I had the opportunity to capture images of a variety of birds in a shallow wetland area that separates the hotel from the beach, using my Nikon 1 V2 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300. On a few occasions I was able to spot some Green Heron along the shoreline or in some of the dense vegetation. Green Heron are often nocturnal hunters and are rarely seen out during the day. I did find one individual resting in dark shade in the middle of a mangrove tree during the heat of the day.
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This article has some photos of cormorants taken at a large nesting colony that is located just off Eastport Drive adjacent to the Hamilton harbor in Ontario, Canada. This is a favorite photo site of many area bird photographers. Continue reading Cormorant Images with Tamron 150-600mm VC
One of the reasons that a number of people may start to consider the Nikon 1 system is the new 1 Nikon CX 70-300 VR f/4.5-5.6 super telephoto lens. Continue reading Nikon 1 CX 70-300mm VR Bird Images
After my review of the Tamron 150-600 mm VC telephoto zoom lens appeared on the Photography Life web site, a number of readers had questions on how that lens compared to the long telephoto zooms from Sigma. As luck would have it, I was able to borrow a recently purchased Sigma 150-500 mm OS from a friend and this article captures some initial thoughts about photographing birds, including those in flight, with this lens. Continue reading Bird Images with Sigma 150-500 OS
After an early arrival of winter in Southern Ontario I thought I’d escape it for a few hours by taking David (my Nikon 1 V2 with CX 70-300 mm VR) and Goliath (my D800 with Tamron 150-600 mm VC) to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada. Continue reading David – Nikon 1 CX 70-300 and Goliath – Tamron 150-600 Visit Bird Kingdom
Grimsby Ontario is on the raptor migration route and every year the town holds an indoor “RaptorFest” event at the local hockey arena during which various presentations of live birds, and educational initiatives are conducted. Continue reading Bird Images with Nikon 1 V2, FT-1 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G