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By KingArthur
I recently added the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR lens to my growing arsenal of lenses. A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to put this decent birding lens through its paces on board my trustworthy D500.

Being a cloudless sunny afternoon with little or no breeze at all, birding activity looked quite at a standstill at my usual birding haunt. The lengthy lulls afforded me ample time to familiarize myself with the new lens, also working on an improved handholding technique since this lens certainly is no lightweight weighing in at over 2.3 Kg on its own. At one point I noticed this cute Black Redstart flying to and fro in pursuit of some small insects and returning to the same perch. Definitely time to test the lens I pondered ..... zooming in all the way to 500mm and making good use of its VR system, I managed to bag a couple of decent handheld shots of this inquisitive Black Redstart perched boldly on its rock. On reviewing the images later, I was quite pleased with the lens resolution and the detail extracted, so all in all a good addition this Nikkor birding lens. Viewing large should yield improved plumage detail.

Stay all safe,
Joe Smile

Tags: Bird photography Black redstart Woodland birds Wildlife and nature Close up wildlife Nikon D500 KingArthur Nikkor 200-500 mm Insect eating Bird Boldness Perched Bird

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
2 Dec 2020 11:42PM
Beautifully captured Joe!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
3 Dec 2020 12:46AM
You and the lens captured a double superb image!
gconant Plus
10 32 1 United States
3 Dec 2020 12:48AM
A great capture of this handsome Redstart Joe !!

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
3 Dec 2020 2:37AM
An excellent capture.
3 Dec 2020 3:45AM
Lovely capture, Joe with great detail.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
3 Dec 2020 7:54AM
Excellent capture of this beautiful specimen , the new lens certainly does the trick !
johnke Plus
9 231 17 England
3 Dec 2020 8:04AM
A super Image Joe, your lens is working well, good comp, good eye, good detail....John
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
3 Dec 2020 8:15AM
An excellent closeup with great detail , Joe! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

3 Dec 2020 8:56AM
A fabulous capture.SmileSmile
3 Dec 2020 9:04AM
Beautiful image.
Remarkable image Joe and what a lens. Well taken.
Far to heavy for me though.
Stay safe.

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 10:19AM
Excellent captureSmileSmileSmileSmile

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 12:26PM
Beautiful image !!
Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.9k 26 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 12:49PM
An excellent result...well worth the extra 2.3 kilos.Smile
3 Dec 2020 2:30PM
Beautifully captured Jo..Lin
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2020 5:39PM
A beautiful shot
5 Dec 2020 3:18PM
Great detailed capture, Joe
6 Dec 2020 12:31PM
Lovely captured close-up bird image from your new lens Joe.
Jeff. Smile
Yogendra 18 22 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 10:24PM
Wonderful details..
8 Dec 2020 6:12AM
Amazing detail at 500 mm Joe , another winner you have there. Nice one !
Cheers Walt
gconant Plus
10 32 1 United States
8 Dec 2020 10:35AM
An amazing image of this handsome little Redstart Joe !!

Fab !

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