Tag Archives: Nikon p500 images

Fluttering Focus

Taking good, clean photos of butterflies is never easy because they flutter so much and will easily fly away if you are focusing too close.

However, the task is made simpler with good sunlight and the superzoom of the Nikon P500:

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Aperture priority;  ISO 200; 1/160s; f/5.7; Focal Length 102.8mm

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Aperture priority; ISO 160; 1/200s; f/5.7; Focal Length  95.6mm

Caterpillar on Camera

In or booming and growing (well, sort of) house garden where it has also become natural habitats to many different kinds of animals, we have come across many of them, including birds (of many kinds), snakes, rodents, biawaks, butterflies, etc.

Thus, I was rather not surprised to find this colourful little caterpillar making itself comfortable in our garden too..:-D

I found caterpillars much easier subjects to focus because they are almost always stationery and the fact that they were out sunbathing in direct bright natural light is comforting news for the lenses.

Here are some shots taken with my Nikon P500 of our caterpillar:

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Macro 4mm; 1/80s; f/3.4; ISO 160

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Macro 4mm; 1/40s; f/3.4; ISO 160

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Aperture; Focal length 71.7mm; 1/60s; f/5.6; ISO 360

Hmmm..I wonder if these are the ones that will eventually turn into butterflies? :-\

Chicken Cammed

Much as I like to shoot photos of birds with my Nikon P500, because of its delicious 36X superzoom capabilities, I had the chance to train my focus on birds of a different kind over the last weekend when I had the opportunity to get into close proximity with chickens!

Yeah, and believe you me, shooting chickens can be rather fun too, because as photo subjects, they do not fly or run too fast so it was quite a breeze to lock them into focus. And more often than not, they would appear as if they wanted to pose for you…haha.

Anyway, these are a couple of my chicken shots:

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Cropping Closeness

One of the features I really like about my Nikon P500 is its ability to allow 100% cropping of any shot at its max 12 megapixels. In other words, I could crop a picture and there would be no pixelation loss. Truly remarkable.

To illustrate what I mean, here is a typical shot of a chameleon or iguana or some lizard in my garden. Yeah, thanks to the superzoom capabilities, I was able to NOT scare the subject away..he he..

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Now, even after a very large zoom utilised to capture the first picture, I would then further crop the picture to get the face of the subject in closer detail, like so:

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See? No pixelation loss! Great huh? Oh btw, the above photo was only shot in 5MP.

Happy zooming and clicking, everyone! 😀