The trigger for me buying the Nikon 500mm f4 Lens started when I tried to take pictures of the beautiful birds in Florida. With my more normal 18-200mm f3.5-5.8 lens, the picture of the birds were ok, but I wanted better. For this posting, I wanted to share some of the photos from my new telephoto lens from our recent vacation in Captiva Island, Florida.
Birds from Redfish Pass with my Nikon 500mm f4 Lens
These pictures were all taken from the balcony of our condo over looking Redfish Pass. This small gap between the North most point of Captiva Island and North Captiva connects the Gulf of Mexico with the shallow Pine Island Sound. This stretch of water has lots of fish, and thus lots of big beautiful birds. Of course it helped alot that I took the pictures right after sunrise, with near perfect lighting!
Nikon 500mm f4 Lens used for Pictures from Ding Darling
A favorite activity for all visitors to Sanibel-Captiva is to visit the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a home for a wide range of Florida wildlife. A visitor drives slowly along Wildlife Drive and stops to look at the wide variety of birds. For this trip we saw: Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Iris, Black Crowned Night Heron, Roseate Spoonbills, Hawks, Osprey, etc.