Nature Photography by Sash Dias

November 2015

Flight photography at high ISO

Every time I have to shoot in bad light, I'm constantly amazed by the high ISO capabilities of the Nikon D4. In the waning light, getting the 1/2500th of second shutter speed needed to freeze the wing beats meant cranking up the ISO on the camera to levels I don't use often. The D4 pulled it off with barely a sweat. While looking at the images at a pixel level shows a good amount of noise, it cleaned up easily in Lightroom and there was a decent amount of dynamic range. The first picture of the Green Jay was taken at ISO 2,500 and the Pyrrhuloxia was taken at ISO 7,200…