North Carolina

Shooting Terns (With a Nikon D5)

So on a recent trip the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I got the chance to do some bird photography.  Having finally received my Nikon D5 after a month and a week long wait (more on that later), I was excited to be able to getting myself re-acquainted with Nikon’s flagship DSLR body.  I rented Nikon’s 2x Tele-converter, and mounted my Nikkor 70-200mm VR II (which effectively makes it a 140-400mm F/5.6) and set out capture some birds on the beach.

Below is an example of 3 shots I’ve been able to edit so far.  More to follow once I get around to editing them more, and more on my thoughts on my real first try at action bird photography.

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I’m Back!

Yes, I was quiet for a few days enjoying the grey and rainy skies of the Outerbanks in North Carolina (South Shores to be exact).  I had my laptop, and I did post one Earworm while I was down there, but I just couldn’t be bothered.  In any case, let me get settled in, and hopefully, will proceed to our regularly blog.


I leave you with a classic video to celebrate my return


Earworm: Creep – TLC

I’m going to keep it short and sweet.  So, today, myself, and my GF, made our way down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It’s normally a 7 hour trip with no hitches, but, sadly, it took us 10 hours.  Traffic pretty much from the start of Virginia all the way down to North Carolina.  In any case, TLC’s song Creep came on SiriusXM, as we were creeping in traffic, and my GF made a comment, stating that, ‘yeah, that’s us, we’re creeping our way down.


I’ve been sort of humming it in and out through out the day ever since.