Daily Archives: May 15, 2016

Technical Stuff 5-15-16

I recently got a new camera body, the D500,  and I’ve been working with it for several days.  Beginning with the pics of the Black-and-White warbler, all since have been using the new camera.

Yellow-breasted Chat ISO400, 420mm.

Yellow-breasted Chat ISO400, 420mm.

Fresh from the bath.  This singing Yellow-breasted Chat showed up this morning (5-15-16).  I’ve seen several chat this year, but never a singer.

Yellow-breasted Chat ISO 400 420mm 5-15-16

Yellow-breasted Chat ISO 400 420mm 5-15-16

Morning light is usually the best.  Unfortunately, it does not last long enough.    I’m moving the water feature (where the chat is perched) several  feet toward the photo vantage.  This will help obscure the background a lot.  I’ve also got Japanese Honeysuckle planted, and about this time next year the fence will be a solid wall of variegated greenery.

Anna's Hummer 500mm ISO10,000

Anna’s Hummer 500mm ISO10,000

European Starling 500mm ISO1250

European Starling 500mm ISO1250

Birders hate this introduced, invasive species.  Its related to the mynah and would be a popular cage bird if it wasn’t messy.  It is a very good mimic.

Western Tanager 500mm

Western Tanager 500mm ISO800

Scott's Oriole 500mm ISO800

Scott’s Oriole 500mm ISO1250

The lens used was a Nikkor 300mm VR with 1.4 or 1.7 Nikkor TCs.