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メジロと桜2 / Cherry blossoms and Japanese white-eye 2

I went back to the Kawazu cherry blossoms where I saw a large number of Japanese white-eyes the other day. This time it was sunny. Although I could increase the shutter speed, it was difficult to compose the image because of the shadows. This time I used the D500.


メジロと桜 / Cherry blossoms and Japanese white-eye
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

As I expected, there were many white-eyes flitting about in search of nectar. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and now seemed to be at their peak.

メジロと桜 / Cherry blossoms and Japanese white-eye
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

The white-eyes were moving around a lot. Even though I was shooting handheld with the lightweight 500mm f/5.6 lens, it was hard to capture the right moment. Finally I was able to capture the moment it poked its head out of the flower.

メジロと桜 / Cherry blossoms and Japanese white-eye
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

All the photos this time are in vertical position.

It was sunny, so there were some passersby, but there was also another flower viewer under the tree. From a cat's point of view, they may be aiming for the white-eyes, not the flowers...

猫と桜 / A cat and cherry blossoms
Nikon D750 + AI Nikkor 28mm f/2.8S

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