I appreciate that many Nikon 1 users are still lamenting the discontinuation of the product line. So am I. We need to accept that it is… what it is. Nothing is going to bring Nikon 1 back. All of us can take pleasure in using the Nikon 1 gear that we still have and celebrate its capabilities when we capture unique images with it. This article discusses using Pro Capture compared to Nikon 1.
This morning was quite special for me. Not only did I observe my first peregrine falcon in flight… I was able to capture a good selection of images of it with my Nikon 1 V3/1 Nikkor CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 birding kit.
I went out this morning to do my first field test of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Pro Capture mode. I can give you my summary evaluation right up front… photographing swallows taking flight with the E-M1X Pro Capture mode is so easy… it’s basically a “no brainer”. Continue reading Photographing Swallows with E-M1X Pro Capture
Between client assignments, eBook projects and field testing some Olympus Loaner Gear, I haven’t had much time lately to use my Nikon 1 kit for bird photography. On Wednesday morning I spent a couple of hours with an old friend… the Nikon 1 V3 equipped with a 1 Nikkor CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom.
This short article shares a small collection of Olympus OM-D E-M1X great blue heron images. These were captured at the end of May. Both in-flight and some bird-on-ground images are included.
Photographing birds, just like other subject matter, can be a progressive experience. As we develop our skill set and understand the subject matter more… the quality of our images can improve over time. This article illustrates how we can capture some uncommon moments with common birds… in this case some gulls. All of the photographs in this article were captured on the same day in late May.
On Saturday of this past weekend I spent about 2.5 hours photographing swallows in flight. As readers who enjoy bird photography can attest, capturing images of these small ‘pocket rockets’ is a very challenging pastime. Saturday was the most successful swallows-in-flight photography outing that I have ever had. Rather than share just a smattering of photographs, this article contains a total of 24 E-M1X swallows in flight images. I could have shared a lot more… but I thought 2 dozen images would be plenty for this posting.
I spent a few hours on Saturday photographing birds. This article features a small selection of images of a red winged blackbird captured hand-held with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, fitted with an M.Zuiko 40-150 mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4X teleconverter.
Many of us who enjoy photographing birds in flight focus our efforts on specific bird behaviours including hunting/fishing, taking off, and landing. It is always a special moment when we can capture a subject bird doing something other than a typical fly-by. This article shares a selection of seven consecutive images and discusses landing postures that create anticipation in our bird photographs.