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Eastern Yellow Robin

    Back from a wonderful trip to the rainforest of Australia.  The lush forest was overflowing with birds.  The image above is of an Eastern Yellow Robin which was plentiful in the area we were in. The canopy of the forest shielded the sunlight so a flash was needed to bring the subject out of the darkness. Nikon D5, Nikkor 600f4 VR, Nikon...

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...

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