This short article features some photographs of a robin taking flight in my backyard. For the foreseeable future I won’t be able to do any offsite bird photography as we are doing our part in terms of social distancing to help combat COVID-19. So, I will do the best I can by capturing some images of birds that visit my backyard.
This short article shares a selection of images of a Great Blue Heron in-flight images that were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
This short article shares a selection of 12 consecutive images of a Blue Jay taking flight. The photographs were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X with the Pro Capture H mode.
A few months ago I was able to capture some images of male Red Breasted Mergansers in flight. Since I’ve been practicing social distancing diligently there’s been additional time to go through some older files over the past number of weeks as I’ve been spending more time in my home office.
This article features a selection of 20 consecutive photographs of a chickadee fighting back after it was challenged by another of its own species. This is one of those ‘slice of life’ image runs made possible by the Olympus Pro Capture H mode.
This article features a woodpecker doing a pre-flight crouch. A few readers who are starting to pursue bird photography have sent me emails and asked how a bird signals it is about to take flight. I thought these woodpecker images could help illustrate the pre-flight crouch that is commonly used by small birds.
It is interesting to contemplate how technology can redefine what is possible with photography. We all know how cell phone imaging has been decimating the camera market for the past decade or so. With all of the hype about full frame cameras these days, we seem to forget that cell phones have become globally dominant while using tiny sensors. Imaging technology like computational photography has been driving much of the success of cell phones.
This article shows some examples of cardinals taking flight from twigs. This photographic scenario can be difficult to handle. Often the auto-focusing of our cameras can get confused between a subject bird and the surrounding branches or twigs. It also can be challenging in terms of timing our shutter release. The Olympus Pro Capture H mode is a very good solution.
This article captures a ‘slice of life’ moment and shows a Blue Jay choosing flight over fight.
This article shares some photographs of chickadees that feature interesting wing positions. All were captured handheld during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley.