I’m in Bosque on a workshop right now and the birds are here in force. Every morning some 13,000 snow geese, 10,000 ducks and 4,000 cranes fly from pond to pond against beautiful desert light. The shooting here is about lots of frames for a few good shots. I have even managed to fill up a few 128GB cards already.
My main wildlife camera? I’m shooting the D810 because I am more interested in image size than I am in frame rate. Having the massive files allows creative cropping and editing. I might miss a few shots since I am not shooting at 10FPS. One way to boost your frame rate with the D810 is changing the image size to 1.2x or 1.5x, this will bump up your frame rate to 6FPS. These files are still huge; 1.5x crop gives you almost 50MB files in photoshop, about the same my D4 would give me. And the smaller file size makes those 128GB flash cards go even further.