All posts by Thomas Stirr

Thomas Stirr is an author, executive coach, and photographer/videographer based in Grimsby Ontario Canada. He specializes in industrial photography, safety and corporate videos. His work also includes landscape and nature photography, and experimentation with photo art. Nikon Canada has featured Tom's work numerous times on Facebook and Twitter. To follow Thomas, please visit his website and his YouTube channel

Online Birding Reference

Our thanks to one of our readers, Ray Miller, for sharing an online birding reference… ebird.org… which was helpful for me to discover some additional local birding locations. It is always helpful to communicate with other people who enjoy bird and nature photography to learn about local bird populations, seasonality etc.

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Backyard Hummingbird

Having the opportunity to photograph a backyard hummingbird doesn’t happen all that frequently in Southern Ontario. These little pocket rockets only migrate to our region for a few months of the year. In an attempt to attract hummingbirds my wife refreshes the sugar solution in a couple of hummingbird feeders we have on our back deck every few days. She has also planted some flowers that tend to attract hummingbirds.

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Dragonfly Landing at 1120 mm

This article shares a complete 15 frame Pro Capture H image run of a dragonfly landing at 1120 mm equivalent field-of-view. All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter fully extended.

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ISO-10000 BIF Test

I recently did an ISO-10000 BIF test to experiment with the Severe Noise capability of Topaz Denoise AI when capturing a bird taking flight. My subject was a robin perched deep inside a pine tree in very dark shade. The sequence of images was captured using my E-M1X’s Pro Capture H technology. My standard small bird Pro Capture H settings were used, i.e. both Pre Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter were set to 15, utilizing a frame rate of 60 fps.

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1/4 Second Dragonfly Gift

This article shares 13 consecutive images from a 1/4 second dragonfly gift, during which the interactions of 2 dragonflies were captured. These Pro Capture H photographs reminded me how Mother Nature sometimes allows us to witness small glimpses of the magic of everyday life.

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