I went out for a walk this morning in the local Sourland Mountain Preserve. I was stalking a small Green Heron trying to get some images of it catching a fish or frog. All of a sudden there was a commotion in the middle of the pond. Two Canada Geese started a full out smackdown. It was like a junior high school fight. The other geese in the pond formed a circle and made noises supporting their team. The small Green Heron didn’t know what to think.
I used the images taken with a Nikon N1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 180 mm f/2.8D lens to create a short time-lapse video.
Backyard Late Summer Nighttime Sky Over New Jersey.
Last night the sky was clear, and the waxing gibbous moon (61%) bright, so I set up a couple of cameras with big lenses out on the deck. One of the systems (Nikon D4 camera TC-E III 20 teleconverter and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/60 sec)) was set to record video (1080p, 30 fps). While reviewing the videos I noticed one with something (a bird?) passing in front of the moon. Played back at 10 fps shows the transit to occur over 25 frames.
Harvey my backyard Rabbit feeding on some late summer grass. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter and 180 mm f/2.8 D lens (ISO 200, 180 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). Sepia conversion using Capture One Pro 7.
This is an older prime lens that does not have VR and needed to be manually focused with this camera, but with the lens wide open I was able to shoot at 1/1000 sec. The camera was set to use the electronic shutter so no noise to scare the rabbit. The FOV for this camera lens combination is equivalent to 486 mm with a full frame sensor DSLR.