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Sep 18, 2020 14:49 |  #2026

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As you see, high ISOs are nothing for the d500.

Certainly much better than I ever imagined. I'm not afraid of the deep, dark woods anymore :-D


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Sep 18, 2020 14:50 |  #2027

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Completely opposite outing today: gloomy, terrible light, stayed in my backyard, but had TONS of warblers. Every single tree was crawling with 2 or 3 of them. No new species, except for a female Black-throated Blue; everything else was Magnolia and Cape Mays:

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Gorgeous warbler shots! This has been a really nice fall migration.


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Sep 18, 2020 14:51 |  #2028

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Big reports of warblers at my favorite birding spot, I get out there and see absolutely nothing of the sort. This isn't the first time this has happened either, but it will be the last: no more trusting eBird. I did get this Carolina Wren:

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Great shot - love these little wrens.


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Sep 18, 2020 14:59 |  #2029

A few more warblers are making there way through Ohio. Won't be long until there gone.
Immature Common Yellowthroat:

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Nashville warbler:

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Magnolia in the coreopsis field:

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Sep 18, 2020 17:31 |  #2030

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A few more warblers are making there way through Ohio. Won't be long until there gone.
Immature Common Yellowthroat:
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Magnolia in the coreopsis field:
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Fantastic, Doc, wow! You have some great perches and backgrounds with these! And you did well with the Magnolia Warbler, a bird I find extremely vexing.

This migration has been pretty good, a bit more "off and on" compared to last year. I'm finding that when I see one warbler, I see like 10 others! I'm seeing a ton of female Yellow Throats and female Redstarts this year, so many that I've started ignoring them in search for more interesting targets!

I don't want to think about it ending, not sure how I'm going to make it through the winter months. When the first Junco and White Throated Sparrows appear, I'm hanging my camera up until April :(




  
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Sep 18, 2020 17:34 |  #2031

Another gorgeous day out here, just perfect balance of clouds and sunlight. Temps are supposed to plummet tonight, be in the 40's! Not only 3 weeks ago, it was near 100 degrees... insane weather swings.

Didn't get too much time out, but I did finally tag this B&W Warbler! Had enough light to use the 1.4 TC, but man is the AF dicey with it equipped.


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Sep 19, 2020 20:28 |  #2032

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Another gorgeous day out here, just perfect balance of clouds and sunlight. Temps are supposed to plummet tonight, be in the 40's! Not only 3 weeks ago, it was near 100 degrees... insane weather swings.

Didn't get too much time out, but I did finally tag this B&W Warbler! Had enough light to use the 1.4 TC, but man is the AF dicey with it equipped.


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Love these B&W's - they are in the same family as creepers and insanely fast and hard to capture. Thanks for the heads-up on the AF with 1.4TC. I was tempted to buy one.


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Sep 20, 2020 08:45 |  #2033

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...Thanks for the heads-up on the AF with 1.4TC. I was tempted to buy one.

Both Theresa & I have had good luck with the 1.4xTC on our D500's w/ 500PF. I wouldn't shy away from it. I would agree with Matt, that in low light (in canopy covered woods, etc.) the AF can be challenged, but in reasonable to good light there's no problem. More pixels on subject is a (usually) a good thing! ;-)a


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Sep 20, 2020 08:48 |  #2034

DocRoger wrote in post #19126753 (external link)
A few more warblers are making there way through Ohio. Won't be long until there gone.
Immature Common Yellowthroat:
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Nashville warbler:
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Magnolia in the coreopsis field:
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Wow, all three of these are beautiful Roger.

The light & colors are so pleasing. It's a true joy to gaze "into" these images.


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Sep 20, 2020 09:47 |  #2035

"Does this Back-Light Hide My Wrinkles?"

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Sep 21, 2020 05:47 |  #2036

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #19127454 (external link)
Both Theresa & I have had good luck with the 1.4xTC on our D500's w/ 500PF. I wouldn't shy away from it. I would agree with Matt, that in low light (in canopy covered woods, etc.) the AF can be challenged, but in reasonable to good light there's no problem. More pixels on subject is a (usually) a good thing! ;-)a


Here's one from this weekend.

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Nice action shot here, like that you cropped in the dragonfly on the left :) How many shots in the sequence?

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Ugh, these are some ugly birds, but naturally they're beautiful in their own way, I guess haha




  
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Sep 21, 2020 05:59 |  #2037

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #19127454 (external link)
Both Theresa & I have had good luck with the 1.4xTC on our D500's w/ 500PF. I wouldn't shy away from it. I would agree with Matt, that in low light (in canopy covered woods, etc.) the AF can be challenged, but in reasonable to good light there's no problem. More pixels on subject is a (usually) a good thing! ;-)a

Yes, absolutely agree, I should have been more specific regarding the 1.4 TC: if you use the center point in great light, it'll lock on no problem, outer points will work too but aren't as sure-footed. Like Phil stated though, dim light in a challenging environment will easily trip it up, especially if there's major specular highlights in the background (like skyholes in leaves, for example). Before I hit the AF-ON I make sure that my center point is over a very contrasty part of the bird so that AF has enough to work with, else it'll hunt and hunt. Interestingly, it behaves the exact same way the Canon EOS R + 600 III did for me.




  
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Sep 21, 2020 10:19 |  #2038

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Nice action shot here, like that you cropped in the dragonfly on the left :) How many shots in the sequence?

Ugh, these are some ugly birds, but naturally they're beautiful in their own way, I guess haha


Thanks Matt.

Sequence was probably a dozen shots, as was the landing - which was too close for the FoV with the 500PF! :-/


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Sep 21, 2020 15:25 |  #2039

Silly exposure settings. I was shooting in the light, when I got a glimpse of this fella through the trees in the opposite direction.


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Sep 21, 2020 16:08 |  #2040

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Silly exposure settings. I was shooting in the light, when I got a glimpse of this fella through the trees in the opposite direction.


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I like the shot Phil, the pose of the Buck and shooting from the covers over distance, it adds up to create a mood that works for me.




  
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