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