SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 009

The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.

In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence. And, like today, relatively recent photos.

Today, I offer a gallery with 252 photos originally shared in a series of posts (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE to list a few), but if you want a good introduction to the subject, look in THIS post. Sorry, I should mention I’m talking about my Nikon D7500.

This gallery is where I often throw random photos not specifically associated with a particular post. Meaning that I might use a photo in an opinion piece, a post about an event, or an update about something, and dump it in this gallery as opposed to creating a gallery with only one or two photos.

Anyway, I’m late with this. I was going to make a joke about rising late, but instead, I’ll say Happy Easter to them who might celebrate it.

To say that I like the D7500 is . . . well, accurate. It plays well with the lenses I have, has a decent number of the features I like, and gives me little to no trouble when called into service.

If I were to look for something to complain about, I might get a bit out into the weeds, but not overly so. For instance, an articulating screen like the one for the P900 would have been nice.

Dual memory slots might also be nice, but with today’s high-capacity memory cards and their reliability, it’s not strictly necessary.

In the introductory post (when I bought the camera), I mentioned how well the kit lens performed, especially the 70-300mm. In many situations, it rivals my prime lens (70-200mm).

Of course, professionals would beg to (strongly) differ. Then again, when you shell out a couple of grand for a prime, you’ll seldom admit you could have done just as well for under $500.

Regardless, for me, it’s my go-to lens for almost every situation but in very poor lighting, where I benefit from the f/2.8 of my 70-300mm lens.

One could argue the quality and power of post-processing software makes — in most situations — results from all but the cheapest of kit lenses rival their much more expensive primes.

I’ve been especially pleased with the extra 100mm zoom of the kit lens when capturing photos of birds . . . .

And, of course, bugs.

Here are a few sunset photos. I don’t take as many as I used to in Colorado and Hawaiʻi because I don’t see as many. I mean, there are probably as many opportunities here, but I don’t see them as often . . .

Anyway, here are a few more before I link the slideshow.

Plenty more in the gallery.

Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of Nikon D7500 Sample Photos (252 photos)

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