Small Birds with the D500

Started Mar 17, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Dyun27 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,686
Small Birds with the D500

I really love the amount of reach the D500 gives me with the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. Occasionally I still find myself cropping into the image, but if I was more patient by staying in one place long enough to let the birds come to me, I probably wouldn't have to.

The slightly increased DOF of the D500 is both a blessing and a curse, depending on whether I want the whole bird in focus even wide open, or if I want a busier background to be a little more blurred. I think it's an OK trade-off for the most part, especially in exchange for the reach!

Song Sparrow.

Song Sparrow singing.

White-Crowned Sparrow.

Bushtit - Male. These guys are so tiny! They're probably the size of a hummingbird.


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