Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Black Redstart...

Apologies for the lack of new posts, I’ve had so little time to update this blog recently. I do have several exciting projects in the pipeline for 2019 and beyond though, so posts should pick up again next year.

That aside, I did manage to get a walk in along the seafront at Seaton with Jake just over a week ago and saw several Black Redstarts, including two females by the yacht club and this little beauty on the roof of the bowls club and around the clock tower.

Black Redstart, Seaton

Black Redstart, Seaton Bowls Club
Black Redstart, Seaton Bowls Club
The only other birds  were a pair of Stonechat along the cliff edge above the chine and a hunting Kestrel, but the weather was stunning...guess you can't have everything.

Stonechat, Seaton

Kestrel near the Hideaway cafe, Seaton
I have to say the Nikon P1000 is still producing the goods. The above shots are 'straight out of the camera' RAW images simply converted to Jpeg. They are nice and sharp with good colour rendition - can't wait to try it on my next trip.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Nikon P1000...update

Well, not as much of an update as I would have liked. I've been busy with work recently and I haven't had time to use the camera as much as I'd have liked but in-short, I'm still very impressed with the camera. It's definitely taken the place of my P900. The colour rendition and image sharpness are far superior.

Here are a few shots taken for this post.

Pied Wagtail, Seaton
Taken in shade late in the day.

General landscape scene, Seaton
The sensor handles colour accurately
and image noise isn't a huge issue.

Blackbird, Whitestaunton
Taken from approx 20ft away.

House Sparrow
The image is sharp straight out of the camera.

Stonechat, Seaton

Several people have asked about capturing birds in flight but to be honest I've never been an 'in-flight photographer so I'm not really qualified to answer that. I'm certain it's performance is going to be similar to other bridge cameras in that respect,  i.e. not easy! Unlike DSLRs, the focusing system doesn't respond as rapidly or lock onto fast moving subjects as easily. I've always had better results with bridge cameras by filming birds in such circumstances and then pulling the desired frame from the footage. I will endeavour to try some in-flight shots though and post the results when available.