Category Archives: Pro Capture

M.Zuiko 75-300 Pro Capture

This article features an M.Zuiko 75-300 II Pro Capture H image run of a sparrow taking flight. This sequence was shot with the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II wide open at f/6.7, and with the lens fully extended to 300 mm (efov 600 mm). A shutter speed of 1/2500 was used, along with ISO-1600 (Auto-ISO setting used). Exposure compensation was set to -0.7 step. I was situated 4.3 metres (~14 feet) away from the subject bird.

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American Goldfinch

Late August through to mid September is one of the best times in Southern Ontario to photograph the American goldfinch. Our backyard has quite a few plantings of Echinacea, commonly called coneflowers. As a photographer I look forward to these flowers wilting and drying up. Why? American goldfinch like to eat the seeds from these flower heads… thus creating some good opportunities to photograph these skittish, quick birds.

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Backyard Sparrows

This article features a selection of images of backyard sparrows that I photographed a couple of days ago. I haven’t been able to get out with my cameras very much lately and I could tell that I was getting a bit rusty. Backyard sparrows may be very common birds, but they are still enjoyable to photograph.

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Small Moments

We can seldom predict what will happen when we are out with a camera, and sometimes it’s the small moments that can make our day. This article shares a collection of photographs that were captured during a recent morning visit to Hendrie Valley and the Urquhart Butterfly Garden.

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Landscape Versus Portrait Pro Capture

This article discusses some of the factors to consider when using landscape versus portrait Pro Capture to photograph small birds taking flight. To illustrate both orientations we have included images from two Pro Capture H runs captured at Hendrie Valley yesterday. All of the photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.

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Photographing Small Birds-in-Flight Made Easy

This article discusses how the challenge of photographing small birds-in-flight can be made easy by a combination of technology and technique. All of the photographs featured in this article were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X with its Pro Capture H mode.

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