Category Archives: Bird Detection AI

Swallow Pairs in Flight

This article shares a selection of 22 images of swallow pairs in-flight, captured handheld during a practice session at Windemere Basin Park in Hamilton Ontario. Some of these photographs appear to be of mated pairs, while other images captured some aggressive interactions between the birds.

All of these photographs were severely cropped as the birds were not as close as I would have liked. I’m still trying to hone my eye/hand coordination with these pocket rockets. More practice is required before I’ll be able to get more pixels on subject birds in free flight.

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Swallow Mid-Air Interactions

This article shares some images of swallow mid-air interactions that were captured during an extended swallow in-flight practice session. As noted in a recent article, my swallow eye/hand coordination was in desperate need of practice. So I recently spent over 4 hours at Windemere Basin Park photographing swallows in free flight using Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking with my E-M1X.

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BIF Fundamentals

This article discusses three BIF fundamentals and shares some recent photographs captured handheld during the same visit to LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario. These three fundamentals are common with a wide range of photography genres: knowledge of the subject, physical skills, and camera gear attributes. Of course there are nuances when it comes to BIF (birds-in-flight).

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Mid-Air Altercations

This article discusses photographing mid-air altercations using a combination of Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking and Pro Capture L. When I was thinking about creating this article I had very mixed emotions. On one hand I wanted to share the approach that I used to capture these images with readers. On the other hand,  I was very hesitant to share these photographs as they are of very marginal quality.

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OM-1 Strategic Positioning

OM Digital Solutions has launched their new OM-1 flagship camera and the strategic positioning of the company is now crystal clear. All we need to do is look at the choices that OMDS has made with this camera in terms of technology and performance characteristics.

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Photographing Multiple BIF

This article discusses some of the considerations that can be used when photographing multiple BIF (birds-in-flight). As photographers each of us has our own objectives and preferred approach to creating images.

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Photographic By-products

When I’m out with my camera I often have a specific objective in mind… but sometimes Mother Nature surprises me with some unexpected photographic by-products.  Such was the case with the images of ducks in flight featured in this article.

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Lasso Tool Quick Samples

This article features a small collection of lasso tool quick samples showing some adjustments made with this PhotoShop tool. It is a fairly simple tool to use and can make a difference to images for photographers who don’t mind spending a little more time in post with their files. I assume other software programs have similar capability.

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BIF No Crop Practice Images

This article shares some BIF no crop practice images which were captured during a recent visit to LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario. At certain times of the year Southern Ontario has a more limited number of bird species to photograph. Rather than view this as a negative I try to use the available birds as good practice subjects.

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