P900 Straggler May-July 2022

In Thursday’s post documenting Wednesday’s Erculean photography effort, I posted a few photos snapped with my Nikon P900 camera. I don’t use the camera as much primarily because most of my subjects are fairly close. Also, because I’m sitting on a chair on my patio, the weight of the equipment isn’t a concern.

Still, I usually have the P900 out there with me, and for every ten or so photos with the D7500, I’ll snap one or two photos with the P900.

Gray Catbird

The advantage of shooting with the P900 is that I don’t have to crop the photo much (if any) to fill the frame with the subject.

The disadvantage is that the photos are not of the same quality as those from the D7500, so I tend not to use them as much as I do the ones from the D7500.

But, they’re not bad photos . . . it’s just that they aren’t made to pixel-peep because, at full resolution, the details start to fall apart. You can see that if you go to the SmugMug Gallery HERE and zoom in at 100%. They aren’t awful, but they often don’t compare favorably to similar photos from the D7500 at 100%.

. . . but that’s the thing . . . you don’t normally look at photos at 100% magnification. The above looks pretty good even if you click on it and get a larger — but not full-size — version.

And so it is with all these offerings. Offerings culled from various shooting sessions spanning the last three months. And with all those caveats, I give you my stragglers.

Dragonfly on the rocks . . . not stirred, not shaken.
Solitary bee gathering pollen from our flowers.

As a reminder, I’m sitting anywhere from 15 to 30 feet away and shooting with a point-and-shoot at or near its maximum zoom.

Some photos are better than others, dependent on the size and movement of the subject . . .

While bugs are interesting, bird photos is where the action is . . .

This hummer is over 30 feet from where I sit.
This one is half as far

Remember, you can go see larger versions in the SmugMug Gallery, but as you approach full-size, you best be further away from the screen; otherwise, you see all the pixel imperfections.

Male House Finch
Young Northern Cardinal
Song Sparrow
Field Sparrow (I think; it could be a female House Sparrow)
Adult Northern Cardinal
Another Song Sparrow, maybe a young one.
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Just one more before I do the slideshow . . .

I think this is a female House Sparrow.

Anyway, just a small sample of what are many photos that have nothing to be ashamed about. They show very well in this format and even in the following slideshow . . . unless you have a huge screen and are plastered right up to it, examining every pixel.

Slideshow of P900 Stragglers May-July 2022 (16 photos)

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