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New eBook Coming Soon!

Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9

Coming soon: the complete guide to bird photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.

I’m putting together a complete settings guide and best practices for photographing birds with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. Watch this space for pre-ordering details!

A complete settings and techniques guide to bird photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera

  • Printable PDF eBook
  • A complete list of every setting I use in my Nikon Z9 camera for bird photography, including Shooting Menus and Custom Menus
  • My Z9 Birding Settings file that you can use to load my settings directly onto your Nikon Z9 camera
  • A complete hierarchical (nested) set of keywords of birds of the world
  • My Nikon Z9 Birding Preset for editing RAW images in Adobe Lightroom Classic
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POTD: Royalty

Royal tern in flight captured with the Nikon Z9

Royal tern in flight, La Jolla, CA | Nikon Z9, Nikon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6S VR + Z 1.4x TC

I spent most of last week in San Diego, leading my annual Southern California birding & wildlife workshop. It was my first real test of the new Nikon Z9 and Nikon 100-400mm S lens. The camera and lens combo performed flawlessly, tracking the fast-moving royal terns along the coast as they circled the rocky shore, looking for a landing spot.

Image Specs

  • Nikon Z9
  • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Nikkor + Nikon Z teleconverter 1.4x
  • 1/2500s f/9, ISO 1400
  • Hand-held