Photographing Birds at Magee Marsh (Coolpix p900)

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Palm Warbler at East End of the Boardwalk (p900)
Palm Warbler at East End of the Boardwalk (Nancie Waterman / p900)

In May, Jim and I took our birding on the road. We headed off to “The Biggest Week in American Birding” festival and to see warblers at Magee Marsh near Lake Erie in Ohio. We spent a solid week birding at the marsh and around the area and loved the adventure. During our time there, we saw 101 species of birds and added 27 to our birding life list.

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Creating Bird Photography Camera Settings

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Nikon Coolpix p900 is a Super Zoom Bridge Camera
My Birding Camera: Nikon Coolpix p900 is a Super Zoom Bridge Camera

Want to set up your own bird photography default camera settings? Even if you have a different camera, the settings in this post should give you ideas for setting it up to work best for you.

In my post the other day, Backyard Bird Photos: Basic Tips, I mentioned that I wasn’t happy with the automatic Bird watching mode of my Nikon Coolpix p900. Instead, I created my own group of default settings for bird photography. If your camera lets you set things like ISO, focus and metering options, aperture or shutter speed settings, etc., you can probably tweak them to improve your bird photos too.

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