Thursday, 21 July 2016

Little Baby Birdy

White Wagtail

Niigata City, Japan

July, 2016

Went out for a walk with my old D300 the day after my last post and found this baby Wagtail. I also used the old Nikkor 80-400 VR. The lens was released in 2000 and boasted Nikon's first attempt at image stabilisation. I didn't get it until 2010 after waiting yonks for the updated version. (It came in 2013). I can't believe my D300 is already 9 years old. I love the build quality. It's sad that I just can't put a new sensor in it. These pics were at ISO800 to 1000. It was very late in the day and in shadows. I scrubbed up the noise a bit with a tad "sharpened". 

Bic Camera is offering 17 000 yen trade in for a D300 for the new D500 ($200aus) It was originally over two grand. The same price as the D500. I think I'll keep it. The kit is very compact.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Shadow of the Wagtail

White Wagtail

Niigata, Japan

July 18, 2016

Been quiet recently. Very warm and humid. I haven't been in the mood to go out much. Steamy is a good way to describe it. This White Wagtail I met this afternoon looked as if it had been walking around in the steam.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Rain, Peregrines and website

Last Saturday morning, I discovered that two new peregrines had left the nest at the Prefectural Office. It started raining, however, and I haven't been able to follow up my discovery with photos or further observations. It's a nice record anyhow.

In the meantime, I've started a basic website to display my photos, which include some bird pics but just my photography in general. If you have time, please make a cuppa and have to look for a few minutes.

Thank you for you visits. Russell's website. (HAS EXPIRED)