The Common Starlings aka European Starling is nest-building in Decatur, Alabama. Using Nikon CoolPix P1000, photos of American Robin and two geese, as well.
I love, love, love how every animal has a story to tell. I also adore it when a group of photos help illustrate this story.
With the help of a monopod (instead of a tripod), I am improving in my photography skills as I train myself using the Nikon CoolPix P1000. This has an amazing 125X Wide Optical Zoom and takes photos between 4.3 to 539 mm.
After watching some tutorials on YouTube, I decided to test out the following settings. My reaction: "Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!" These settings are what I will likely use from now on.
A - Aperture priority-auto
Continuous - Pre-shooting cache
The beauty of this setting is that eight or so pictures are taken in the time span of a second or so. That way, when the bird quickly moves around, you usually get at least one good shot in that series -- sometimes more.
- ISO - Auto
- Exposure bracketing - Off
- AF area mode - Target finding AF
- Autofocus mode - AF-F Full-time AF
- Flash exp. comp. 0.0
- Noise reduction filter - NR+ High
- Active D-Lighting - Normal
- Startup Zoom position - 24 mm
- White Balance - Auto (normal)
- Picture Control - Standard SD
- Image Sharpening - 3
- Quick adjust - 0
- Saturation - 0
- Vibration reduction - Active (framing first)
- AF assist - Auto
- Digital Zoom - On
- Image Quality - Norm
Okay, here is the photo series demonstrating that the starling is nest-building.
Here my favorite photo of the robin.
Here are two shots of these visiting geese.
I am so very grateful that my learning curve is improving. I look forward to getting hopefully better and better with the passage of time and more experience.
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