Just over a week ago I visited Hartsholme Park to see if there were any changes to the available wildlife as Spring is a very active time. I also wanted to test my new Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR II lens on the D3. I have also ordered the Nikon 1.7 Extender II but this didn’t arrive in time for the photo shoot.
I must admit it was a breath of fresh air shooting at f2.8 and ISO 200. The only problem is that I am giving up some of the reach so have to crop heavily, however the amazing sensor of the D3 allows quite a bit of this before degradation.
The Geese were very vocal as they always are, I noticed this Goose and I couldn’t decide if it was a Greylag or a Canada Goose. Apparently it isn’t unusual to find hybrid Greylag/Canada geese; so this is probably one of them:
Whilst taking pictures there was a rustle in the bushes behind me and I could just see a blackbird in there foraging through the deal leaves. It took some patience on my part but I eventually managed to get a picture of him: