Tuesday, 9 February 2010
This weekend I was lucky to be invited to try out the hide of my friends Bjørn Einrem and Vidar Lunde in Suldal. The hide is well built and has been used for many years already. I have been here before, and have got a lot of pictures of White-tailed Eagle and Golden Eagle. This Sunday, however, was rather special. Seven different birds visited the site, and a lot of action was going on all around. There is a very dominant White-tailed pair chasing all the youngsters around giving me plenty of opportunity to take flight shots. In addition to the pair and three youngsters, I was also able to shoot two different Golden Eagles. This was a great day in the hide! Thanks for lending me the soft bed and the amazing birds!
I have received some questions about how the D3S performs with birds in flight. Absolutely great! The two shots below are taken in rather poor light (1000 ISO), with a lot of vertical contrast in the background. The whole series was spot on! My conclusion after using the Nikon D3S for two months is that it performs great with birds in flight.
All pictures are taken using the Nikon D3S, 500/4