We have had a few of the beautiful hummingbirds recently – they are not very shy and visit the feeders even when we’re just a few feet away

Cumberland Island – 2023

We drove down to Cumberland Island for a 4 day camping trip. The catbird and Carolina Wren below birds were quite friendly, and I heard (but never saw) a few new birds too. Such a beautiful place!

All photos taken with the Fuji X-t5. Birds with the Fuju 70-300, trees with the 14mm f/2.8.

Carolina Wren
Early morning light
The trees were magical, live oaks covered in moss
It’s like this everywhere
The lichen and moss had lots of color

Fuji Xt5 Testing with Birds

I’m currently renting the Fuji X-t5 to compare it to my x-t2 and wow, what an upgrade. Primarily the low light support, autofocus, and focus tracking / object identification make birds in flight easy. All of these had IBIS and OIS on, and were shot hand held.

All photos taken with the Fuji X-T5 and the Fuji 70-300.

Golf Course Birds

A nearby abandoned golf course has great biking and lots of good opportunities for birding. This was my first time out with the Fuji 70-300 with the 1.4x teleconverter. It’s not as sharp as I want, I think I’ll use the tc a bit more sparingly.

All photos taken with the Fuji X-t2, Fujinon 70-300, and Fujinon 1.4x teleconverter, in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Woodpeckers, Fall 2022

FInally got some good photos of these two, who visit my birdfeeder regularly but are quite skittish. Male Downy woodpecker and Redbellied woodpecker. Taken with my Fuji Xt-2 and Fujinon 70-300mm lens.