Spring Birds Video

Shelle's Moment of Nature: Spring Birds Shelle's Moment of Nature: Spring Birds


The sun came out (finally), the flowers are blooming and I shot a short film of spring birds here in the Pacific Northwest. I filmed this (weird to say film when it is all digital) in my backyard. I'm using my new little camera the Nikon 1 V1 and a 300mm lens. The camera is a newer type camera that has an electronic shutter and has no mirror as in a traditional camera. I bought this little camera (it is little) because it shot good video and the price was very good. It was refurbished and an older generation of camera. I really love it. I was a little reluctant because the mirror was very small and I was worried about quality. But WOW. I shot this video with my 300mm lens but because of the sensor crop factor (google that one) my 300mm lens now worked as an 810mm lens. It's science. The "crop factor" is 2.7 so you multiply 300x2.7=810mm. The magnification is as if I have an 810mm lens  ($7,000.00-$17,000.00) on the camera. OK it is science and magic. The bottom line is that I was able to photograph REALLY CLOSE.

Bird Identifier: Chestnut-backed Chickadee (first bird),  American Robin (second bird).