Category Archives: Bird Detection AI

Cardinal Images at 1120 mm

During a recent visit to Hendrie Valley I had the opportunity to capture a number of M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom cardinal images at 1120 mm efov. My E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI auto-focusing function and the M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter were used to create all of the photographs in this article.

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Waterfowl Images at 1600 MM

This short article shares a selection of handheld waterfowl images captured at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were taken with an E-M1X using its Bird Detection AI subject tracking mode, in conjunction with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom, and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.

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Ducks In Flight at 1600 MM

As a follow up to an earlier posting, this article features images of ducks in flight at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X with its Bird Detection AI subject tracking. The rest of the gear set-up included an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.

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Water Landings at 1600 mm

This article shares some photographs of ducks performing water landings at 1600 mm efov. These images were captured handheld using an E-M1X (in Bird Detection AI mode) fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom and the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.

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Bird AI for Perched Birds

Yesterday I went out to Hendrie Valley for 2 hours to test the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI function, capturing photographs of small, perched birds. I returned home in a state of stunned amazement. I have never captured so many usable images of small birds, so easily, so confidently, and so quickly in my life.

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Bird AI for Birds in Flight

This article provides my first impressions about using the E-M1X’s Bird AI for birds in flight, as well as sharing a selection of sample photographs. Unfortunately the selection of birds at this particular time of year is limited.

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Flying Straight into the Lens

One of the toughest image focus challenges for a camera is when a bird is flying straight into the lens. This article shares a series of 9 consecutive photographs of a gull flying straight into the lens of my E-M1X when I was using Bird Detection AI to acquire focus.

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Mallard Overtaken in Mid-Air

This article features a selection of 14 consecutive images of a male mallard being overtaken in mid-air by a female. What makes this series remarkable was the the Bird Detection AI on my OM-D E-M1X was able to maintain focus on the male mallard even though the female flew past it in the foreground.

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