With yet another round of COVID-19 ripping through many countries it can be difficult to identify and celebrate thankful moments in our lives.
This article shares some handheld bird photographs captured on January 6, 2022 at LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario. There is no specific theme with this article, other than to introduce what may be a series of Thankful Moments postings.
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This article features a selection of photographs illustrating mute swans mating. These images were captured handheld at Hendrie Valley in Burlington Ontario using the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking.
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This article features a good selection of handheld images of swans at war, fighting in a back section of one of the ponds at Hendrie Valley. All photographs were captured using the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, along with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens fitted with an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter. I used ‘pulse shooting’ for all of the photographs.
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This article discusses a ‘stopping for nature’ exercise and shares a selection of photographs captured during a recent walk at LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario. All of the images in this article were created handheld using the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking technology.
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This article discusses various considerations when creating high contrast swan images and some approaches that can be used in post. When we’re out with our cameras it can be beneficial to look beyond what we are physically seeing with our eyes, and imagining a photograph in our brains.
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This article shares a selection of handheld photographs of American Goldfinches that were captured in my backyard earlier this summer. Although American Goldfinches visit periodically, we don’t typically see them with any regularity until August. By the fall most of the birds have migrated out of the area.
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This article features a number of images of a surface diving gull captured handheld using Bird Detection AI and Pro Capture L with an E-M1X.
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Earlier this week, during a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens, I was very fortunate to be able to capture a selection of photographs of a Golden Crowned Kinglet. These small, insect eating birds are difficult to photograph as they are constantly on the move as they dart from branch to branch looking for food.
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This article shares an assortment of handheld photographs of a cooperative green heron, captured during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley.
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Our thanks to one of our readers, Ray Miller, for sharing an online birding reference… ebird.org… which was helpful for me to discover some additional local birding locations. It is always helpful to communicate with other people who enjoy bird and nature photography to learn about local bird populations, seasonality etc.
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