Equipment I use for my  images РNikon D 300/ D 300s Cameras РNikon 500mm F4 with 1.4 teleconverter РNikon 300 F4 РManfrotto Monopod and Manfrotto Tripod with Really Right Stuff ball heads.

I normally shoot in Manual mode.

Nikon camera set to release, center focus, ISO 400, Auto white balance, Continuous High Speed with center point focusing. I always shoot in RAW.