Category Archives: Bird Photography

Purging the Past

Purging the past can be a daunting task when we start to review old photography files in an attempt to free up hard drive space. For the past number of months I’ve been spending a lot of time on my office computer system going back through old files looking for images that I can consider for some eBooks that I have under development.

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100-400 with FL-700WR

This article shares a selection of bird images captured handheld with the M.Zuiko 100-400 and the FL-700WR flash unit. I recently renewed my annual membership at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. Since I had not yet used the M.Zuiko 100-400 zoom with the FL-700WR flash unit, I thought my recent visit to Bird Kingdom was an ideal opportunity to do so.

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Right Place Right Time

As nature and bird photographers we sometimes overlook the importance of being in the right place at the right time. Often our attention is overly focused on camera gear. We can spend hours debating the relative merits of camera format, brand, model and lenses used. If we care about our craft we’ll invest time in skills development like our eye/hand coordination. All of that goes for naught if we aren’t at the right place at the right time to capture our images.

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Appreciating Nature

For many people appreciating nature is a passion in their lives, and a cornerstone of their love of photography. Our readership family recently lost a long time member, Milton Joel Bateman. This article shares a selection of images from nature… and is dedicated to Joel and his love of nature photography.

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Digital Teleconverter Test Images

This article shares a selection of digital teleconverter test images that were captured handheld today at 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby, using an E-M1X and M.Zuiko 100-400 zoom lens. During the 4 years that I’ve been using Olympus gear I haven’t paid too much attention to the digital teleconverter technology in my E-M1X.

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Juvenile Bald Eagle

This article features some images of a juvenile Bald Eagle captured handheld during a recent visit to the Big Creek National Wildlife Area. Last week a friend and I were exploring some birding areas on the north east shore of Lake Erie, when we unexpectedly came upon a juvenile bald eagle.

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Chickadees with 75-300

This past weekend I went out to photograph some chickadees with the M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens. The majority of my images were created using Pro Capture H with the Pre-Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter both set to 15. I shot with a frame rate of 60 frames-per-second, using a single auto-focusing point.

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Improving Bird Photography

Improving bird photography seems to be on the minds of more and more people that I meet when I’m out with my camera gear. Many folks seem to be focused on the potential benefits of buying new camera gear in terms of advancements in computational photography technologies, and enhancements to auto-focusing systems. While these factors can be important, improving bird photography can also be achieved without spending money on new camera gear.

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Photographing Coots Diving

This article discusses photographing coots diving… shares some new images… and provides some insights to help anticipate this behaviour. All of the images featured in this article were captured handheld using an E-M1X with an M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens, and utilizing Pro Capture H.

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