Tag Archives: Nikon 1

A couple of birds from an English Farm

We are on our annual trip to the UK and after a couple of days in London we moved on to our first stay on a farm in Buckinghamshire.  It’s a couple of miles out of town to provide some … Continue reading

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Catch and Release – Great Blue Heron Style

I went out for an afternoon walk yesterday.  I took my Nikon V2 and 70-300mm CX along just-in-case because hot afternoons are usually slow times for nature shooting.  But, I was wrong.  When I crossed the last bridge towards Ponce … Continue reading

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Hunting bugs

This morning was bright and sunny and the insects were very active.  I started looking out for them on my walk as I went along the mangroves.  I found this nice damselfly near the city soil storage area on Colony … Continue reading

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V1 Telezoom size comparisons

In a couple of my posts now I’ve shown images with the Nikon V1 and Nikkor 55-200mm DX VR lens. I pointed out that I really like it on the body and was not concerned about it’s weight on the … Continue reading

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The Sea Grape – Coccoloba uvifera

Sea Grape is a common plant in Florida. We like it and it is as common as pinewoods and palmtrees. In Punta Gorda we even have an art gallery named after it. It can be grown as a tree or … Continue reading

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V1 closeups with the Leitz ELPRO achromat lenses

I’ve mentioned using the Leitz ELPRO achromats with the V1 for some of the closeups below. I generally just put one on the lens I had on and let the subject guide the image. I wasn’t really worried about absolute … Continue reading

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One last action post

The Nikon V1 has an electronic shutter as well as a mechanical shutter. Some electronic shutters have problems at higher shutter speeds and moving subjects. They cause some distortion called a ‘rolling shutter effect’. Today, I was out looking for … Continue reading

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Bee happy, the magnolias are in bloom

Every year our magnolia trees bloom and it’s a feast for the bees. They are actually gathering pollen instead of nectar. The magnolia blossom first starts as a closed cup filled with fragrance. That draws the bees to it immediately … Continue reading

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Sportsmanlike conduct.

I often see herons and other birds hanging around the launch ramp and fishing piers at Ponce De Leon park. They are moochers and are looking for leftover bait at the end of the day. Quite often they are fed … Continue reading

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A walk to the park

This morning, I walked down to Ponce De Leon Park.  I hadn’t been there for a while even though it’s my closest city park.  When I got to the Peace River Wildlife Center I noticed a couple of Great Blue … Continue reading

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