The mirror-less Nikon 1 V1 (N1V1) camera has been upgraded to the Nikon 1 V2 (N1V2). The first thing that I noticed about the N1V2 is that it is smaller than the N1V1. Ergonomically, it is easier to handle. The mode selector has been moved to the top — it was on the back of the N1V1 in a position that was too easy to accidently change modes. A couple of negatives – the battery is new, and lower capacity than the battery in the N1V1. Also, the interval timer mode has dissapeared. I won’t be able to take time-lapsed videos with this camera. I took the camera out for a walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve this morning.
Five Years Ago Today: Female Mallard Duck on Lake Chelan.
It was five years ago today that I was taking the Lady of the Lake ferry between Chelan and Stehekin. This was day 12 of my 2006 Gone to See America road trip. It was also about two weeks since I purchased a Nikon D200. This was my first DSLR, and I barely knew how to use it. I took this image of a female mallard with a 80-400 mm VR lens. I really liked the look, and it became one of the reasons that I have been spending much of my time learning how to be a better photographer. There are three images, the original and two crops. My sister also made a print of this image that I have in my dining room.