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First Light

  The activity on the lek starts before sunrise so to the ISO gets bumped up in an effort to catch some of the early morning action. At times like the, I’m simply amazed at how well the camera works in very low light situations. Nikon D5, Nikkor 600f4 VR with a Nikon TC-14E III...

Sunset on the Platte River

    If you’re in Nebraska this time of year one of the must do things is to check out the Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River.  During the daylight hours you will see them in the fields feeding but at sunset they fly back to the river where they will settle in for the night.   This was just a simple handheld click as the sun dropped below the horizon. Nikon D5, Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6...

Day 2 Prairie Chickens

    Another great morning on the Prairie Chicken lek.  The Nikon D5 is absolutely an awesome camera for this, by far the best autofocus system that I have ever used.  Prairie Chickens and Grouse are very fast moving critters with short bursts of explosive action that the D5’s focus locks on and follows effortlessly. Nikon D5, Nikkor 600f4 VR with a Nikon TC-14E III...

Sharp-tailed Grouse

    This morning we were out on a Sharp-tailed Grouse lek.  It was a chilly morning with winds gusting over 30kts but that didn’t put a damper on the activity of the Grouse. It was a great morning; my first time photographing Sharp Tailed Grouse. Nikon D5, Nikkor 600f4 VR with a Nikon TC-14E III...

New Tool

  This morning was my first outing with my new Nikon D5 and all I can say is … Wow!! The autofocus rocked. It was fast and had no trouble staying locked on the subject even with big glass, a 1.4x attached and low light. Time head back out to the field and have some more fun, I can’t get enough of those 14fps bursts.   Nikon D5, Nikkor 600f4 VR with a Nikon TC-14E III...

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