Baltimore Oriole at Feeder

This short article shares a selection of photographs of a Baltimore Oriole at a hummingbird feeder in our backyard. All images were captured handheld using the Pro Capture H mode with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X.

We occasionally have some Baltimore Orioles visit our backyard. This typically only happens for a couple of weeks in the spring. After that time they seem to move on further down the Niagara peninsula.

I happened to be in my kitchen when a Baltimore Oriole decided to visit one of our hummingbird feeders. I captured all of the photographs shooting handheld through the patio door in our kitchen.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Let’s have a look at a set of four consecutive images of a Baltimore Oriole coming in to land at our hummingbird feeder.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-2500, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-2500, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-2500, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-2500, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres

Our next set of five consecutive images are of the same bird exiting the hummingbird feeder after a different visit.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres

The photograph above was one of my favourites.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-3200, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres

Our final image is another one of my favourites. In this case the Baltimore Oriole flew off towards the west.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with MC-20 teleconverter @ 300 mm, efov 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200, ISO-2500, Pro Capture H mode, subject distance 6.8 metres

We often don’t think about our homes acting as nature blinds. If some of your feeders, flowers, ponds, etc. are close to your house you can capture some interesting photographs right through the window. We have the screen removed in our kitchen window to help facilitate this type of image capture. The sliding screen door is always retracted when not in use so I can shoot through the patio door.

Technical Note:
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. Photographs were cropped to varying degrees, then resized for web use.

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4 thoughts on “Baltimore Oriole at Feeder”

    1. Hi Stefan,

      Thanks for the comment and sharing the link! We only have the opportunity to photograph Baltimore Orioles for a short time before they more on to fruit orchards in the immediate area. I’m hoping to capture some additional images before the opportunity disappears.

      Tom

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