Author Archives: Maggie

A change in direction

Having taken so many great images of birds and wildlife in the past two years, I felt that a sense of stagnation was setting in for my work. How many images of a heron or egret can one take until … Continue reading

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Buying a refurbished lens

I needed a better walkaround birding lens to use in wet weather. I like to have my camera and lens tucked inside my raincoat so that when a photographic opportunity presents itself, I can bring out the camera and take … Continue reading

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The Amazing Nikon D500

As the title implies, I have a new Nikon D500. Now with upwards of 5000 images, I can report that this is a groundbreaking camera for wildlife and bird photography. I had read reviews that the D500 was incredible and … Continue reading

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Importance of the diopter adjustment in DSLRs

Recently, I have been experiencing a major problem in focus for my images. Both my Nikon D750 and D300 were missing focus and even on subjects that were easy just days before. I chalked it up to hot weather or … Continue reading

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I am a believer

I have been aware of the mantra that full frame sensor DSLRs and prime lenses produce better imagery than crop sensor DSLRs and zoom lenses for some time. However, I was skeptical that the difference would be very significant. That … Continue reading

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ETTR exposure for lowest noise images

After watching another Arthur Morris video on YouTube, I finally decided to see if his Expose To The Right method will work for my imagery.  For those who are not familiar with this technique, one uses manual mode on your … Continue reading

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The crushing disappointment of Halo 5 and the Xbox One.

343 Studios released the much anticipated next installment in the Halo video game series this past fall to an astonished audience of die hard Halo fans. Not only is there no split screen Cooperative play but the campaign is simply interesting … Continue reading

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Using a monopod and ball head for bird photography

There is little to no information on the net about how to use a monopod and ball head for bird photography. The scant references to it say that it is not a good idea and instead recommend a pan tilt … Continue reading

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Nikon D7100 for bird photography

In my last post, I described the Nikon D3300 and while I was pleased with the camera and kit lenses, I found that the 200mm lens just did not have the reach and sharpness that I needed for bird photography. … Continue reading

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Nikon D3300

I have been fortunate to be able to purchase the Nikon D3300 DSLR kit from Costco. It contains the camera body, an 18-55MM F/3.5-5.6G VR II and a 55-200MM F/4-5.6G VR II Lens along with a 32GB SD Card, Rugged Nylon … Continue reading

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