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 Post subject: Backyard Blind - North Vancouver
PostPosted: Oct 10 5:50 am 
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Hey all, spent a few hours in the home blind this weekend with a thermos mug full of tea.
Birds have been visiting the feeders again big time so instead of taking the gear out on expedition a week before our trip south (i'm superstitious about handling camera gear much before a trip, having dropped my 500mm f4 a few times in the past so bad that it needed repairs i'm more careful now).

First day i was all about capturing the Red-breasted nuthatch action and second day i just shot whatever came in.
I still need to work on my setup, need more shrubbery against the cream-coloured fence (right now i just pinned up a green fabric backdrop) and need to get some new perches too.

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All home blind shots are taken with the new Nikon 300mm f4 PF lens attached to D500, tripod and remote shutter. I don't have the space to set up the 500mm f4, space is very cramped.
Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Blind - North Vancouver
PostPosted: Oct 10 5:38 pm 
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Nice shots - I'm struggling to find nuthatches down here in Delta.

How do you like the PF 300? I use the older AF-S one which is great, but less weight would also be nice. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Blind - North Vancouver
PostPosted: Oct 10 7:35 pm 
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[quote="zwest"]Nice shots - I'm struggling to find nuthatches down here in Delta.

How do you like the PF 300? I use the older AF-S one which is great, but less weight would also be nice. :mrgreen:[/quote]

You should be able to find nuthatch readily enough at Reifel, usually on the main trail that runs straight from entrance.

I like the lens, useful for flight and close subjects, it's not as nice as my 500mm f4 when it comes to picture quality but is sharp enough.
I turn VR off when i use on tripod.
Not too expensive either.

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Blind - North Vancouver
PostPosted: Oct 10 8:31 pm 
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revs wrote:
You should be able to find nuthatch readily enough at Reifel, usually on the main trail that runs straight from entrance.


Yeah I need to take it slower on that path, the problem is it's often too peoply and I just wanna move through that stretch as quickly as I can. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Blind - North Vancouver
PostPosted: Oct 13 9:39 am 
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Great shots Paul, backyard photography can be a lot of fun. Have a great trip and I look forward to see your images when you return.

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