Posts tagged: migration

A Late Spring and a new camera

By , May 7, 2019 4:11 pm

Horned Lark 3/28/2019
Horned Lark 3/28/2019

I haven’t posted for a long time. I was never pleased with the bird photos I took with a super-zoom camera.

Last fall I purchased a new Nikon dslr which came with 2 lenses, one of which was a 70-300 mm zoom, but it didn’t come with image stabilization. Most what I took for the first few months were pictures of the sunsets here, and the sunsets are spectacular.  I took my first migrating bird photos in mid to late March, and I started to learn how to use this camera to take bird photos.  The horned lark isn’t all that good.  It is a bit soft, but it was a learning experience. I am learning to keep the shutter speed quite a bit faster than I have had to in the past. The camera has a much lower noise level than the previous Olympus camera that I used. This is a generation newer.

We normally get Sandhill Cranes in early March but this year they came 3rd week of March and they weren’t at all common until just lately. The picture to the right is a Pileated Woodpecker, not as sharp as I like but good enough for a start.

Sandhill Crane 4/3/2019

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