The Nikon Z9 is just amazing. The white pelicans have been around for about a month and stopped by a nearby lake to feed. While I remember shooting this pelican in the middle of his lunch, he was so quick I never saw the fish until later in processing where is was one of a 20 image burst I shot. Every image in that burst, like other bursts that day, is tack sharp. And shooting with autofocus in 3D tracking mode, the Z9 was amazing with locking on and staying on birds in flight.
With the help of Nikon to NPS to my friends at Bedfords to Santa’s sleigh, my Z9 arrived with the approach of Christmas. Image edited on my phone in PS Express and uploaded to Instagram. By the way, I think PS Express rocks. If the Nikon Z9 is half the camera as advertised, it will be ground breaking….
I’ve written before about carrying my D6 with the 80-400mm around the golf course. We are usually out at daybreak, a great time as well as great light for wildlife. Coming up to a tee, my friend, Alan, pointed out this Great White Egret hanging pretty close on the top of a tree. It’s breeding time and note the green patch below the eyes that happens at this time of the year. Love is in the air….
Was surprised to see a lone Roseate Spoonbill the other day working first a small wet area in the fairway and then a more predictable body of water. Staying to the shade in already 95 plus heat and burying the spoonbill in the mud and water, I captured a lot of images of a pretty pink bird that really didn’t want to show his defining feature to anyone. Like a lot of times in wildlife photography, patience paid off and he finally took a moment to reposition himself at the edge of the pond.
We have a lot of Red-Shouldered Hawks in the area. This one was more interested in finding breakfast than worrying about me. Standing as still as a statue on the edge of the fairway, it suddenly broke out in a dead run, buried its head in the grass and came up with breakfast. Still loving the Nikon D6 with the Nikkor 500mm PF combination.
After the turtle episode, this Great Blue Heron out back of the office seemed to choose a more traditional morning meal…..