Photographing migratory birds in low light with a Nikon D5 and 180-400mm f/4 telephoto zoom


posted Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:30 PM EDT


Danish nature photographer Morten Hilmer has been visiting the western coast of Denmark, which is one of his favorite areas to photograph birds and landscapes.

Every spring, kittiwakes, a migratory seabird, comes to cliffs in the Thy National Park to breed. It's a stunning scene as we see in Hilmer's behind-the-scenes video below. Hilmer is well-equipped with a Nikon D5 and Nikon 180-400mm f/4 lens. If you're curious about the lens, you can check out my recent Field Test.

To see more of Morten Hilmer's work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. You can view more behind-the-scenes videos at his YouTube channel.

(Via Morten Hilmer