Black-Crowned Night Heron (Three Photographs)

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This is the kind of situation where very long lenses come into their own as well as cameras with a lot of megapixels. The third photo is only cropped to 8 1/2 x 11 without any creative cropping. All the same adjustments to exposure, noise, sharpness etc. were made to that shot as well. Taken with a D500 (a 20 megapixel camera) with  a cropped sensor, at F 6.3 ISO640 and a 200-500mm lens hand-held. This allowed me to cross the water and get a very nice, if noisy shot. With long zooms getting cheaper Nikon had no choice but to put the 200-500 F5.6 lens on the market. The lens is much better than I expected.

Black-Crowned Night Herons-2

Black-Crowned Night Heron 3

15 responses

  1. TPJ

    Ha ! Great shots Victor. Crisp and clear. Skill and good equipment together make for wonderful catches like these. Some of the best Night Heron photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

  2. Wonderfully captured! 🙂


    July 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  3. I have camera envy. 😉 Great shot, Victor. 🙂


    July 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm

  4. Beautiful captures! I love taking pictures of birds as it is a challenge for me and I am slowly learning. You have lots of great information on your blog!


    July 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

  5. I especially love that first shot. Beautiful captures of this heron.


    July 27, 2016 at 9:09 pm

  6. Travel Nurse April

    Beautiful photos!


    August 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

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