Playing with my Nikkor Z 70-200mm lens today in the backyard. There are a lot of Cardinals back there and this turned out to be one of favorite photos. The Cardinal is about 120 ft away sitting on an old log.
The settings were: 310mm (using a 2x Teleconverter), f6.7, 1/180sec, ISO 800. Camera Nikon Z6, lens: Nikkor Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S w/Z TC-2.0x.
You really do not need to be anywhere special to get some nice wildlife photos. A better place is parks. Parks with lakes tend to have ducks, geese, egrets and other wildlife. The nice thing about parks is that the animals tend to be somewhat tame and easy to photograph.
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