Category Archives: Animals

Using 60 Frames Per Second

There are times when using 60 frames per second can make a lot of sense, even though a photographer may have to give up continuous auto focus with this fast frame rate. This article shares a selection of 10 consecutive images captured at 60 frames per second to illustrate the potential trade-off benefit.

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E-M1X Bird Subject Detection

I just received a Development Update from Olympus this morning that formally announced the development of Bird Subject Detection for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera. This Olympus Development Announcement also provides an updated lens road map, confirms the M.Zuiko PRO 150-400 F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO zoom, and announces that OM-D Webcam Beta software is now available for download.

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Cameras Enable Creativity

In uncertain times it is critical to remember that cameras help enable creativity. They are image creating tools… nothing more… nothing less. The brand and model of camera we own only matters in how we use it. Its sensor size only matters in how we leverage its strengths. Whether it has been discontinued like Nikon 1, is irrelevant. Whether the brand is in a state of flux like Olympus, is irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is how our cameras help enable creativity in us.

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Gull Predation of Blackbird Chick

This article features a collection of images that document gull predation of a blackbird chick. Acts of predation in nature can be difficult to view. Readers who find this this type of subject matter distasteful or disturbing may choose to stop reading this posting.

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Landscape Versus Portrait Pro Capture

This article discusses some of the factors to consider when using landscape versus portrait Pro Capture to photograph small birds taking flight. To illustrate both orientations we have included images from two Pro Capture H runs captured at Hendrie Valley yesterday. All of the photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.

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Photographing Small Birds-in-Flight Made Easy

This article discusses how the challenge of photographing small birds-in-flight can be made easy by a combination of technology and technique. All of the photographs featured in this article were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X with its Pro Capture H mode.

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Bees One-Handed

This article shares my experiences earlier today, photographing bees one-handed using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens. Finding their use too restrictive, I’ve always hated using tripods, even with macro photography. So today I decided to do something a little different from the norm.

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