This article features a selection of ‘bird in the hand’ images captured during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley. All of these photographs were taken using the Olympus Pro Capture H mode with an OM-D E-M1X.
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Our first ‘bird in the hand’ is a downy woodpecker, These photographs were captured after the bird had taken flight.
You can see how using a fast frame rate of 60 frames-per-second made capturing this selection of 6 images possible. All of these photographs were captured in 1/10th of a second handheld. These images were stored in temporary while I half-depressed my shutter release. They were then written to my memory card after I fully depressed my shutter release.
Our next ‘bird in the hand’ is a nuthatch flying in and landing on an outstretched hand.
The seven images that you just viewed were stored in the temporary memory of my Olympus OM-D E-M1X. They were written to my memory card after I fully depressed the shutter release on my camera. The action captured by these seven photographs occurred in 0.117 seconds. I used ‘both eyes open’ technique to anticipate the arrival of the nuthatch.
One of the things that I absolutely love about my Olympus OM-D E-M1X is being able to capture very precise moments when using Pro Capture H mode.
If you ask bird photographers what keeps them coming out day after day, most of them will talk about getting ‘that one image’ that made their day. Our last ‘bird in the hand’ photograph is ‘that one image’ that made my day on this particular outing.
It is almost impossible to describe to someone else the feelings of joy, wonder and amazement that happen when a photograph like the one above is created using the Olympus Pro Capture H mode. I can attest to the fact that these feelings become addictive!
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. Photographs were cropped to taste, then resized for web use.
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