"Wings Open" by P950

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Dodge_Rock Veteran Member • Posts: 3,033
"Wings Open" by P950

Most of the birds I photograph have wings shut, so it's a treat when I find myself in a position to shoot wings open.  Tried to keep the sun at my back, but it's not always possible.  Using Target Finding focus mode works the best in this situation.

Great Egret with oil well pumpjack in the background.  Yes, energy production & wildlife can & do co-exist.

Turkey Vulture with perfect feathers.

American White Pelican fishing party.

Fishing Hole, with Egrets, Herons, Ibis & more.

American White Pelican, with Canada Goose in the background.

That is another flock of pelicans arriving from their 1,000 mile migration in the background.

So many pelicans!

"Wings Up, Wings Down"  Those are Great Egrets by the shore.

Flying over to where the fish are.

...and the bonus is more Pelicans, as seen through the P1000 EVF:

I really do prefer the size & weight of the P950.  It's the "goldilocks" camera for me.

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Nikon Coolpix P950
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon Coolpix P950
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Avian2016 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,449
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

"I really do prefer the size & weight of the P950. It's the "goldilocks" camera for me."

Yep, I have the same opinion about it. It's just right. Simply much more manageable than the P1000.

Stay healthy.

kathiemt Contributing Member • Posts: 855
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

Great shots and well done. Thanks for saying which mode you used, i.e. the target finding. I was reading up on those today and wondering about that.

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Nikon Coolpix P950 Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100 Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
MOD sherman_levine Forum Pro • Posts: 13,330
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

Excellent collection of images. I found target-finding autofocus the best for BIF as well (e.g. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4467894 ).

One of the advantages of using PASM rather than bird mode

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Panasonic FZ1000 Nikon Coolpix P950 Sony RX10 IV
bluzman Senior Member • Posts: 1,255
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

That sure looks like the Hagerman NWR up on the Red River near Sherman.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Nikon D7500 Nikon Z50 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 Nikon D5600 +16 more
Augustin Man
Augustin Man Forum Pro • Posts: 11,063
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

Dodge my friend, that set is an outstanding achievement!

Congratulations and happy shooting,


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Nikon Coolpix P1000
Thomas166 Regular Member • Posts: 454
Re: "Wings Open" by P950

Great shots of Pelicans. They are such large birds and awesome to see flying.

 Thomas166's gear list:Thomas166's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P950 Nikon D5500 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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