This article features photographs captured as part of my swallow Bird AI test, and discusses my field testing. All images were captured handheld with and OM-D E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens, and using Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking.
This article features 18 consecutive handheld photographs of a Canada goose escaping a belly bite during a fight with another goose.
This article shares my experiences using M.Zuiko teleconverters when shooting handheld, and discusses their relative merits.
This article shares a selection of photographs of small birds at 1120 mm equivalent field-of-view. All images were captured handheld during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley.
There are a wide range of factors that can contribute to soft bird photographs. Some are equipment related, while others are associated with technique.
This article discusses photographing a perched raptor, outlines various composition considerations, and shares some photographs to illustrate issues. It is important to keep in mind that the subject bird featured in this article did not change its perched position.
This article discusses photographing swans with Bird AI and shares a selection of photographs captured handheld at LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario.
Over the past while I’ve had a number of emails from readers asking me to write an article on my bird photography settings. To be honest I’ve avoided writing this kind of article in the past simply because the choice of camera settings is a very personal decision.
The way that each of us set up and use our cameras can vary significantly, based on our personal shooting style, and the equipment that we happen to own. When it comes to bird photography settings, significant differences can exist between photographers even when using the exact same camera.
Choosing bird photography gear includes reviewing many factors in order for us to make the best decision for our specific needs. This article outlines some of the issues that can be considered before we invest our hard-earned money. Bird photography gear can be expensive, and costly mistakes can be made without a proper needs assessment. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, this is a lengthy article.
This short article shares 12 consecutive Pro Capture H photographs of a sparrow pond hop at ISO-6400, captured handheld using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom. These images were captured through my kitchen window using my standard Pro Capture H settings (60 frames-per-second, 15 Pre Shutter Frames, Frame Limiter set to 15).