Nikon D800 examples of bird photos with high ISO settings

Here are some examples of bird photos taken with the Nikon D800 and the 600mm or 300mm lens in Finland. The weather and light conditions were very poor, so high ISO settings between 1600 – 3200 were necessary.

Photo of a female Great Grey Owl on the nest.

Photo of a female Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) taken with f4.5, 1/250 and ISO 3200 late in the evening (5575 x 3721 pixels).

Same photo as above, but cropped to 100%. Note that the remote trigger release MC-30 was used in combination with the mirror up function to be able to use an exposure time of only 1/250 seconds, but still yielding sharp results at pixel level.

Photo of a Black-headed Gull in Flight

Photo of a flying Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) taken at f5.0, 1/1600 and ISO 1600 in rainy weather (4552 x 3038 pixels).

Photo of a flying Black-headed Gull cropped to 100%

Same photo as above, but cropped to 100%.

Photo of two male ruffs

Two male ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) waiting for a female. Photo taken at f6.3, 1/1600 and ISO 1600 (3594 x 2398 pixels).

Photo of a male ruff at 100%

Same photo as above, but cropped to 100%.

More examples of birds or other animals taken with the Nikon D800 can be found in my photo database.

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