Just thought I would let you guys know that I am still here, and kicking. My life at the moment has been consumed with creating art, and also with trying to save our wild horses. I’ve been blogging on my Wild Mustangs Forever site, trying to get info out to people on ways they can help save our horses.
My first, and favorite wild horse herd is on the chopping block for roundup in July, and it’s about all I can do to even think about it.
I’m going to say right up front, this is not going to be a technical, this camera does this, that and the other post. This is my humble opinion, and my comparison of the Nikon D850 VS D500 in side by side shooting. But if your not a photographer, this may not be the most interesting post for you.
I have owned a D500 for 3 years, and it’s my exclusive camera. I have always liked it for wildlife, which is mostly what I shoot. But, knowing the limitations on this camera compared to the 45 MP D850 has had me wanting to upgrade. I was lucky a couple weeks ago to have a new friend loan me his D850. Knowing we were headed to Whitewater to photograph the cranes, he offered and I happily accepted the opportunity to borrow his camera. My very first time shooting the D850 though, was at Madera canyon. We were lucky enough to find the elegant trogan, and it was a good first time out with the camera.
This was shot at 380mm with my Tamron 150-600 G2. This image is seriously cropped.
This is the original.
Both of these are right out of the camera. The detail at such a heavy crop is amazing, and one reason I like the D850.
A few years ago, someone told us about an area in southern Arizona that was good for birds, and more specifically, sandhill cranes. This is a winter roosting spot for them, and this year there are about 30,000. Don’t ask me how they know that, because I couldn’t count them.
Whitewater draw in southeast Arizona was purchased from a farmer by the Arizona game and fish dept. several years ago. The sandhill cranes have increased in population since the 1950’s, and it’s due to the fact that there is so much land nearby were they can feed.