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Apr 02, 2020 10:22 |  #1381

Thanks Robert and Matthew. The D500 is such a nice camera, files out of camera are often near perfect, only needing a touch up. And it is responsive and fast. So all in all, I think I will settle on the D500+500PF. Had I some extra cash to spare, I would have gotten a Z50 on the side, but you know, this big 600mm f4 for the shore birds is calling out to me, and now that I have this great Nikon hiking/cycling combo, I feel free to move towards a big gun. Will take some saving up though, and of course finding a buyer for my Canon stuff.

Caught a hare speeding by at hare's speed while I was enjoying the Lapwings. Had a split second, but that was enough for the D500 :-)
Spring is here for the birds and the hares, let's hope we will all also get to enjoy life outside again without worry...


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Apr 02, 2020 13:38 |  #1382

First Warblers of the Spring have arrived!


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Apr 03, 2020 13:22 |  #1383

We also have Palm Warblers:


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Apr 03, 2020 20:36 |  #1384

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Apr 04, 2020 01:48 |  #1385

Chris1966 wrote in post #19038829 (external link)
Thanks Robert and Matthew. The D500 is such a nice camera, files out of camera are often near perfect, only needing a touch up. And it is responsive and fast. So all in all, I think I will settle on the D500+500PF. Had I some extra cash to spare, I would have gotten a Z50 on the side, but you know, this big 600mm f4 for the shore birds is calling out to me, and now that I have this great Nikon hiking/cycling combo, I feel free to move towards a big gun. Will take some saving up though, and of course finding a buyer for my Canon stuff.

Caught a hare speeding by at hare's speed while I was enjoying the Lapwings. Had a split second, but that was enough for the D500 :-)
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Have to agree the D500 has a special magic mojo. Every time I've taken it out it brings home something. It is the DSLR that can compete and sometimes beat my a9. The reason I feel it doesn't beat the a9 all the time is simply because I've so much more saddle time in with the Sony. Poof the better-half even commented on the 3D pop the D500 puts out to which I asked her 'don't you think maybe it's the PF lenses?' Her response was that it was the combo. I can't argue. My only complaint (voiced many times and often in jest, is that it is still a DSLR ;)


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Apr 04, 2020 01:49 |  #1386

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Beautiful set. I like the Palm just for the gorgeous pine perch he's on.


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Apr 04, 2020 13:00 |  #1387

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Beautiful set. I like the Palm just for the gorgeous pine perch he's on.

Was able to get a better look at him today; challenging bird to get right!


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Apr 04, 2020 17:12 |  #1388

What I thought was a Pine Warbler call turned out to be this little Chipping Sparrow, who was a total sweetheart this morning :love: no fear of me whatsoever, to the point where he was spending a lot of time inside of MFD, so at one point I tried to put my hand out to see if Chippy would climb aboard. Didn't happen though, but it was close!


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Apr 05, 2020 15:46 |  #1389

Business is booming here, finally got my mojo back!


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Apr 06, 2020 18:03 |  #1390

White-breasted Nuthatches are out in force, looking dapper as their breeding plumage comes in.

The flower is a Spring Beauty, a little white/pinkish flower that blooms on the forest floor each Spring.


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Apr 07, 2020 15:09 |  #1391

The Godwits have returned


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Apr 07, 2020 15:44 |  #1392

This Red-crested Pochard fell into my "trap", which is a little trick I use when possible, being much too lazy for bird hides and such. I simply try to get the low sun in my back and sit very still. That way birds in the water see only my silhouette and get fooled now and then. When they see through my trickery they are usually quickly gone.
Another advantage of this strategy, is that the light is of course fully on the bird, and with the setting or rising sun, that is not a bad thing...

The 500PF by the way, does really well in strong light, a step up for sure from the 400DOII+1.4TC which prefers more gentle light. I am afraid my Canon stuff is gathering dust at the moment.


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Apr 08, 2020 13:33 |  #1393

Caught this little Black-necked grebe with his fiercly red eye, one of a group of two males and a female, by anticipating where they will resurface after a 30s dive. They were very entertaining, diving and resurfacing all three together. We are enjoying a spell of summer like weather after a loooong and dark autumn/winter period.


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Apr 10, 2020 17:06 |  #1394

Last image was the male Black-necked grebe. This is the female.


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Apr 10, 2020 19:17 |  #1395

MatthewK wrote in post #19041816 (external link)
White-breasted Nuthatches are out in force, looking dapper as their breeding plumage comes in.

The flower is a Spring Beauty, a little white/pinkish flower that blooms on the forest floor each Spring.

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Yes sir you are cranking them out now!
I'd post my first ever Eastern Phoebe but it was with z50+300PF :(


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