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(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:March 10th, 2017 (2:17pm) PST
They are definitely 'outa there'! Great capture.
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:March 10th, 2017 (6:03am) PST
awesome..now what exactly do you undertake to capture these pics..details Brian
@Brian replied: How is it done? Just a matter of setting up the Nikon D500 for what you expect to happen. With a quick resetting motion, I can switch between stationary and moving objects. Most of the flying birds require a 2000th second shutter speed or higher. I often go to a 3200nd of a second. Lens set at 5.6 to 8. I would go higher, but not able because of the dim lighting around here...otherwise the ISO will rise above 3200 at which point the photo becomes grainy. As a general rule, I try to keep the ISO at 2200 or lower. Other than these technical matters, a good shot requires finding the geographic "spots" where I can find birds or other species. On this island, I have dozens of spots and I use all of them from time-to-time depending upon sun location, tides, snow depth, bear precautions, and so on. Great fun. Brian
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Goldeneyes taking off. They were approaching my position, came very close, spotted me and fled. Must continue to work on my camouflage. Petersburg, Alaska.

Uploaded: Mar 9th, 2017 (9:56pm)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
Camera: NIKON D500
Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
ISO: 560



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