Sunday, 7 April 2013

Out and about.

I've been out and about over the last few days with my new Nikon D7100 camera. I'm using it with a 70-200mm f4 lens and a 1.4 converter. It's taking some getting used to after my more basic Nikon 40DX. Here are some of the photos I've taken so far.

I finally got reasonably close to a Grey Heron at my local Rodden Reserve, only because he flew in close to where I was standing. We played a waiting game between us as I'm sure he was aware I was there. I stayed stock still for about 20 minutes, but in the end, he decided to fly off to another part of the Reserve and I managed to get a couple of shots. It's a shame it didn't stay nearby to hunt for food. Maybe another time. (click to enlarge)


I also saw my 99th bird species for Rodden Reserve the other day. It was a lone Greylag Goose. He didn't stay long though. By the time I'd walked round the Reserve, it was gone. I wonder what my 100 bird will be? 
 I'll post some more trial photos shortly.

7 comments:

Roy Norris said...

You have achieved some nice clarity on the flight shots Jen. Looking good already.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Looks like your making good friends with that D7100. Nice shooting!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Jen I think that Nikon may be working for you.. :)

David Turner said...

That new camera is looking extremely promising Jenny and these photos are excellent :-) The D7100 is as you say a big step up from the old D40X but I'm sure you'll soon get to grips with it :-)

Tim James said...

Nice series of shots. Images three and four are particularly fine – Tim

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, thanks. I wish he'd stayed around to fish, but my presence was just too much I guess!

Hi Steve, yes, we're becoming aquainted, but have a way to go yet! (-;

Hi Pix, we're getting there! xx

Hi David, 'get to grips'(-: Like it! (-: I hope I do!

Hi Tim, I agree that those two are the best of the batch. The last is a little soft, the Heron was just going behind some vegetation in the foreground.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Jenny I can see you are going to have lots of fun with your new toy and you already have some great results. I have a soft spot for Herons, I love how they just stand and wait and watch so patiently.