Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 175 ~

Back in March, 
I took the new Nikon out on a date to practice using it.
I purchased this camera primarily for the zoom capability, 
for wildlife which was out of the reach of the Nikon I was using. 
The camera has a little bit of a kick/some movement, when zoomed in this far...
but I am pleased with the clarity of the pictures.

These Shoveler Ducks were pretty far out, certainly out of the reach of my 300 mm lens. 

Mute Swan

Canadian Goose

Male Mallard

There will be many more dates with Mr. Zoomy Nikon, as there is a learning curve for sure. 
Theses images were taken at 
Lake of the Lilies in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
A hot spot for ducks, geese, herons, egrets and all types of wildlife.

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  1. Zoom, zoom... looking good.

  2. Fantastic pics, Debbie! Love the shoveler ducks and mute swan!

  3. Great photos! The ducks are huge compared to the ones I see here, Debbie!

  4. Wow! You did awesome with the zoom, Debbie. Love these! :)


  5. Beautiful Shoveler couple! Great portraits of the swan and goose! I'd say you've got the hang of the new Nikon!

  6. Hello Debbie, you and your new camera takes awesome photos. I love the Shoveler photos, just awesome. Great birds and images.
    It is raining here today too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  7. Really think your new Nikon did a great job... well you did a great job too. What sort of Nikon is it. Tamron makes a wonderful 150/600 mm lens that is great for birding too.

  8. Beautiful....ducks are so much fun to photograph. I enjoy watching them waddle around here and there. Great shots Debbie. Nice post.

  9. Nice captures with this new lens!

  10. They came out well. I'm glad you are happy with the camera. As far as I know, I haven't seen shoveler ducks before, and I have seen them twice today.

  11. You've done well with this lens Debbie. Photography can be so challenging and rewarding too.🌼

    Have a super Sunday.

  12. You got some great pictures!

    1. thanks patti, it is easy to capture the beauty of these gardens!! i wanted to visit you, but could not find a blog for you!! if you have one, leave me a link here and i will stop by!!! thanks agin, i'm happy you enjoyed my post!!

  13. Lovely captures, Debbie! That swan is swoon worthy :) Have a wonder-filled week!

  14. You are doing beautiful capturing them with your new camera, good you were able to get out and learn more about using it :)

  15. Oh you did so well, they are beautiful shots.
    Look forward to more of them while using your new 'Zoomy Nikon'

    All the best Jan

  16. Like I have said before, I so love your bird photos. They do appear professionaly. I think you got some great detail in these. The colors of the duks are lovely. I especially like the white swan photo; fantastic. Hugs~

  17. ...and soon there will be little ones too!

  18. Well done! I'm always happy with a new camera!