Photo of the Day: Scaled Quail

Scaled quail, Starr County, TX. Nikon D810 with 500mm f/4 AFS G VR lens and TC-14EIII teleconverter.
Scaled quail, Starr County, TX. Nikon D810 with 500mm f/4 AFS G VR lens and TC-14EIII teleconverter.

Here’s another shot from this year’s South Texas Birding Experience photo safari. This scaled quail decided to take a dust bath right in front of the blind we were in one afternoon. Between the 500mm f/4 VR Nikkor/ TC-14EIII combo and the 36-megapixel D810, you can really get close to these birds! This is a fairly significant crop from the full-frame image, but there is still a TON of crisp details. The D810 is quickly becoming my “do everything” camera for all but the fastest shooting situations (which really aren’t that many for me).

Join me in Texas June 2-6, 2016 for bird photography from private blinds. Now accepting deposits for 2016.

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