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.
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Let’s have a look at a set of four consecutive images of a Baltimore Oriole coming in to land at our hummingbird feeder.
Our next set of five consecutive images are of the same bird exiting the hummingbird feeder after a different visit.
The photograph above was one of my favourites.
Our final image is another one of my favourites. In this case the Baltimore Oriole flew off towards the west.
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.
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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