Local intermezzo: Foxy vs the Nikon D850

I thought I’d take a short break from Alaska bear galore and shift focus to a place closer to home: an area we call “Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen” which roughly translates as “Amsterdam water way dunes”. It’s an area that serves to produce drinking water for the city of Amsterdam and many surrounding towns and has quite a few deer and birdlife. And next to that, some elusive little foxes.

“dune foxy”
Nikon 600mm f/4E FL on Nikon D850, f/4, 1/400 s., ISO 720, -0.7 exp. comp.

I’ve visited the place quite a few times but never had any luck catching these cute little flurry creatures in such as way they would make up a nice shot. Last week my luck suddenly changed and I managed to take a few shots before this little one decided to wander off again.

I only brought my Nikon D850/600mm f/4E FL ED VR combo this time, and in terms of resolution it was just overkill: the 600mm took me close enough where I didn’t need to do much cropping at all afterwards, and I could enjoy the beautiful dynamic range of this super DSLR – even while sunset had almost finished. And over the years I’ve sort of gotten used to hand-holding the 600mm; not for a very long time but long enough to use that 9 frames/second on the D850 (battery pack attached) and get a useful series.

“sunset mesmerizing”
Nikon 600mm f/4E FL on Nikon D850, f/4, 1/400 s., ISO 900, -0.7 exp. comp.

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