Category Archives: Bird Detection AI

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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Rediscovered Moments

As photographers many of us have had rediscovered moments when we’ve gone through some of our unprocessed image files and found some useable photographs. Over the past few weeks I’ve been cleaning up some old photography files that for whatever reason I left dormant and unprocessed. This article shares some rediscovered moments.

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Flying During a Snowfall

This article shares a selection of handheld images captured a few day ago of ducks flying during a snowfall at Grimsby harbour. As regular readers know I enjoy pushing my camera gear from time to time just to see what will happen.

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Egret Preening

During an early morning visit to Hendrie Valley last fall I was fortunate to come across an egret preening in some softer light. Lighting like this is helpful when photographing white birds in terms of capturing more feather details. This article discusses some of the decisions that I made when capturing these photographs, and also when I was working on them in post.

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Swan Landing on Snow

This article features 31 consecutive handheld images showing a swan landing on snow at LaSalle Park in Burlington Ontario. We had a major snowstorm on Monday last week that dumped about 45 cm (~17.7 inches) of snow on the town in which I live. Some quite cold temperatures followed the storm. As a result I hadn’t been out with my camera for a number of days.

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Bird AI with Pro Capture L

This article shares a selection of Bird AI with Pro Capture L test images of gulls in flight that were captured handheld during an intensive practice exercise in September 2021. I enjoy doing rapid-fire intensive practice exercises as I find they help build and maintain eye/hand coordination as well as improve my shutter release timing.

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Egrets Landing Before Sunrise

This article shares two image runs of 5 and 6 consecutive photographs, showing¬† egrets landing before sunrise at Hendrie Valley. Ordinarily I wouldn’t even bother to attempt to photograph a bird-in-flight this early in the morning since it was only about 6:30 AM. The primary reason I had arrived early was to do some pre sunrise landscape photography.

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One Click Image Run

This article shares a selection photographs created as a one click image run using Bird AI in combination with Pro Capture L.  The 10 photographs featured in this article were created in late September 2021 as part of an intensive practice exercise.

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Single Point AF with Bird AI

This article discusses the advantage of using a single point AF with Bird AI and other Intelligent Subject Tracking modes in the E-M1X. This posting includes a sample image run to help demonstrate how using single point AF with Bird AI can help overcome potentially difficult shooting situations. This article has been updated to include the fact that C-AF +TR needs to be turned on for Intelligent Subject Tracking to work. A few other modifications have also been done, including correcting some technical inaccuracies.

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