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Kim Pilegaard

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1275 on: August 12, 2022, 09:19:31 »

I've seen plenty of amazing moon shots with the Nikon 1, but this is one of the best wildlife shots I've seen with it.
For portability & results, why did they never develop this product line further???
Compared to the Z series, these were usably compact

Yes, it's a shame they didn't develop the Nikon 1 series further. Sony has quite some success with the RX10 III, which has the same sensor, although in an upgraded version (same as in Nikon 1 J5).

One can wish for a Z series camera with a new high resolution crop sensor.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1276 on: August 14, 2022, 09:38:12 »
Nice captures Nasos.
I love the shape in the second image (plus a hint of something in its bill?)
Thank you Colin, yes I see something on its beak cant say what is

Yesterday we spend some time  on a place with some friends but the birds was far away so I used 1.7x TC on  500pf with very good results :)
Despite the TC the tracking with the z50 was good
here is a grey heron in flight with Topaz Denoise

ColinM

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1277 on: August 14, 2022, 16:17:11 »
Great result Nasos.
I particularly like #1

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1278 on: August 15, 2022, 04:16:10 »
Yes, I also like the pose of the bird in #1.  It makes it look as if it is going rather fast.

Great result Nasos.
I particularly like #1
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1279 on: August 15, 2022, 22:02:35 »
Thank you Colin and Hugh :)

two other shots from the same day, sparrows in flight with 500pf and dragonfly with 500+1.7 TC on Z50

Thank you for watching :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1280 on: August 17, 2022, 23:02:09 »
ready to step :)
same place and setup

Tom Hook

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1281 on: Today at 03:41:05 »
Ruby-throated Hummingbird approaching feeder. I tried to erase feeder in post but the results always looked processed. So, I left the feeder in the picture as is. Bokeh is hard for me to duplicate in post processing. Happily, I am learning to appreciate this as is. :-*

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1282 on: Today at 14:04:32 »
Very nice Tom :)
I just realized that these beautiful birds does not exist here, only in America  8)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1283 on: Today at 17:36:40 »
Very nice Tom :)
I just realized that these beautiful birds does not exist here, only in America  8)

Thanks Nasos.

Hummingbirds are fierce little birds. I  have three or four of them in my yard and they zoom around chasing each other for access to the sugar water I put out for them. I once saw one chase a Kestrel through the sky for some unknown reason. I imagine their pointed bill would be an uncomfortable reminder that potent things can come in small packages.

I am returning to a favorite pastime this summer of taking pictures of these tiny birds outside my window. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be and sharpness sometimes suffers even with the quality of equipment I am using. I'm not sure that's a bad thing.