We Have Mink

While I was trying to photograph two turtles in the creek I saw a black blur out of the corner of my eye and turned and quickly fired off two pictures.  As you can see, the shutter speed was too slow to stop the motion blur, but the J5 camera sure focused and fired quickly.  I took a turtle picture; waited to get another, saw the flash of black out of the corner of my eye, turned, focused, and took the first mink image 34 sec. after my turtle picture.  I then took the second mink image in another sec.  I was photographing at 30 mm focal length in single shot mode using center point focusing with only a 1/125 sec. shutter speed.  While the images aren’t great, they are good enough to identify the mink.

Using the Nikon 1 camera has gotten me interested in actively photographing wildlife again.  I had pretty much given up on wildlife using the larger, much heavier, Canon camera and lenses.  Hmmm, I wonder what I could do if I had an even longer Nikon 1 lens.