Bird Photography at Ramanagara
Recently had the opportunity to test the Nikon F mount 400mm f2.8 lens along with the Nikon Z9 using FTZ2 adapter. So this was completely a Bird Photography rather than bird watching. Photos were taken from a hide about 10 to 15 feet away from the bird perch.
Initially wanted to use the 1.4TC as well, but since we were in a hide and the birds were only about 10 feet away, I did not require it for most of the birds. Might have been useful for the bulbuls and white-eyes, but it would have been difficult for the bigger birds like the spurfowl or treepie.
So decided to use the 400mm at 400 itself to see what I get. All photos are shot with Manual Exposure mode, but when the sun keeps hiding behind the clouds and the place becomes a bit darker, I switch to Auto ISO.