Late last year I invested in a new camera. Was looking for something more lightweight and I’d been hearing about an amazing bridge camera that Nikon had brought out. I met up with a photography friend to give their version (one model earlier) a tryout and was suitably impressed. So I bought the Nikon P950 and I have not been disappointed at all.
The camera has an excellent Bird mode and although there are lots of other modes and settings that can be used, I go back to this one time and time again and probably use it 95% of the time now.
Today my husband and I were wandering around our paddock when he pointed out to me, an Eastern Spinebill in the Kniphofia. Now, normally, with my other camera, I would have had to walk slowly closer and hope the bird wouldn’t take off. But with this bridge camera that wasn’t the case at all. The two photos you see below, were both taken from the same spot. And in the second shot you can even see pollen on the bird’s head.
The camera is beautifully lightweight (just over 1kg) and easy to carry around as I move through my garden, making it easier for me to record the things I see. And, as you can see, the Kniphofia is looking amazing right now, and clearly the bird thinks so too… appetisingly.