Friday, 16 November 2012

Murky day at Stithians and can D4 see in the dark?

Well last night after the starlings went down at Marazion I took the D4 and fisheye lens down on the beach. It was dark and I wasn't expecting anything from a hand held camera in the dark but I was blown away by the image from the D4.  Buoyed by the result I decided to go out in the overcast conditions to Stithians where I had intended to test the camera's capabilities even more. Unfortunately conditions were not ideal grey murk and fine rain/foggy conditions prevailed. So even the D4 could not see through that lot. Still I persevered and got some images all shot at ISO 8000.
The hide in the Southern Cut off had changed somewhat since I last visited. Simon Taylor (with assistance I am sure) has done an excellent makeover, enlarging the windows, providing benches and  re-establishing a great bird feeding area. It all adds up to a great bird watching/photographic experience.  If you visit please take a long a bag off bird food for the feeding station (yes I forgot!)  to help Simon keep it topped up through the winter.
I didn't see to much today but the area was visited a couple of times by a sparrowhawk, so I might try again tomorrow. Well that's enough from me onto some images:

Night shot off St Michael's Mount and Penzance

Goldfinch

Marsh Tit

Great Tit

Sparrow Hawk (Predator in the woods)

Possible Ring Necked/Tufted Duck?

5 comments:

Anthony Miners said...

Marsh tit looks great never seen one myself and that Sparrowhawk looks menacing.

Simon Taylor said...

Thanks for the plug Bob, much appreciated. Glad you like the new look. Hide was done by myself, Daniel Eva, John Rowe and Len Hadley. Feeding station extended last weekend

Linda said...

Hello Bob, greetings from Montreal, Canada. My grandparents on my father's side were born in Kent. Your photos are fantastic.

Monts said...

Hi Bob great set that D4 seems to be the cats whiskers great low light shots.
On the D50 I agree with all you said, I think the prob is a mismatch on the manufacturing tolerances between the camera and lens.
There is a program to rectify this within the 50D utility software and I am going to get it set up to see if I can correct it.

JRandSue said...

Great set of images Bob,i agree with Monty great Camera.
john.