POTD How'd He Do That?

April 25, 2020  •  2 Comments

Not that anyone much asks...but it was sort of slow at the beaver pond today, so I thought I would show what I do to get photos of the herons on the nests.

I sometimes use a tripod - as lots of waiting for something to happen - and holding a telephoto locked on the nest is hard to do. \

I sometimes use a tripod - as lots of waiting for something to happen - and holding a telephoto locked on the nest is hard to do.
 

I'm usually shooting the herons with a Nikon Coolpix P1000. It has a mega 3000mm zoom lens, which makes it easier to handle on a tripod - though I do shoot lots of bird photos with it hand held.

I'm usually shooting the herons with a Nikon Coolpix P1000. It has a mega 3000mm zoom lens, which makes it easier to handle on a tripod - though I do shoot lots of bird photos with it hand held.
 

Female Heron shakes off before settling back down on the nest.

Female Heron shakes off before settling back down on the nest.
 


Comments

Rick Hughes(non-registered)
What's the distance to the nest?
John M Poltrack(non-registered)
When using the tripod and focused on a nest, I assume you use manual focus, Do you use the focus peaking setting to hone in on the birds? Aperture priority? Enjoying the photos.
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