This article discusses some of the considerations associated with developing a swallow BIF technique, and shares a selection of photographs. Many of the images in this article were created during my recent swallow Bird AI test at Windermere Basin Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Others were captured during previous visits to this location. This is a lengthy article, so grab a cup of coffee or other beverage.
This article shares a collection of six consecutive photographs of a killdeer in flight at Hendrie Valley, captured with an E-M1X. All images were captured handheld using the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in the act of photographing subject birds that we forget that our images can tell a story. This short article features a small selection of photographs that (hopefully) illustrate that images can tell a story… even with common birds like gulls.
This article discusses photographing a perched raptor, outlines various composition considerations, and shares some photographs to illustrate issues. It is important to keep in mind that the subject bird featured in this article did not change its perched position.
This article shares some new images that I captured yesterday while doing a BIF practise session at 1120 mm equivalent field-of-view. It also provides some details on the parameters that I used for this BIF practise session at 1120 mm efov.
As photographers… and as human beings… learning to see more is an important skill that helps to transform how we experience the world around us. From a photographic standpoint, it has always fascinated me how differently people can capture the world around them, even when standing right next to another photographer.
This article discusses the importance of reach and buffer when photographing birds-in-flight, and features 24 consecutive handheld images. All photographs were captured using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.
The photographs displayed in this article are a part of an AF-C +TR with Bird Detection AI run comprising a total of 33 images. The article begins at frame 9 of that run.
One of the most important things we can do as photographers is understand the choices and control available to us in specific situations. This is, of course, applicable to other facets of our lives.
Over the past while I’ve had a number of emails from readers asking me to write an article on my bird photography settings. To be honest I’ve avoided writing this kind of article in the past simply because the choice of camera settings is a very personal decision.
The way that each of us set up and use our cameras can vary significantly, based on our personal shooting style, and the equipment that we happen to own. When it comes to bird photography settings, significant differences can exist between photographers even when using the exact same camera.
This article shares some bird portraiture considerations and illustrates them primarily with a selection of photographs of a crested caracara.