This article features a selection of handheld photographs of Red-winged Blackbirds in flight… all of which were created using Pro Capture H. Red-winged Blackbirds arrive in our area of Southern Ontario in early spring. Once they have nests with eggs or chicks, Red-winged Blackbirds can become very aggressive.
Category Archives: Pro Capture
Choosing shooting angles is something that all photographers face on a regular basis regardless of the subject matter they intend to capture. Shooting angles can affect a range of creative attributes in a photograph including depth-of-field, contrast, and the mood communicated by an image. This article shares some images of birds-in flight (mainly swallows) and discusses the importance of shooting angles in these images.
Catching Up In Post
Catching up in post with images we have already created can be a challenge, especially if we’ve been out with our cameras on a regular basis. The volume of unprocessed files can be daunting. In an effort to start to get myself somewhat current I’ve been spending time purging some of my April files and processing a few images. It can be interesting what one finds when catching up in post.
Small BIF with 75-300
This article shares some small BIF (bird-in-flight) images captured handheld with the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens, and an OM-D E-M1 Mark III.
Camera gear choices and related costs can be intimidating to many photographers, especially those who are starting out with bird photography. For many folks, high end camera bodies and exotic lenses, are simply not practical choices.
This article features a selection of handheld photographs that document tree swallows diving at the large pond at Biggar Lagoon Wetlands in Grimsby Ontario. Folks who have attempted to photograph tree swallows in flight can attest to the fact that these diminutive birds are fast and erratic flyers. I often refer to them as ‘pocket rockets’.
Right Place Right Time
As nature and bird photographers we sometimes overlook the importance of being in the right place at the right time. Often our attention is overly focused on camera gear. We can spend hours debating the relative merits of camera format, brand, model and lenses used. If we care about our craft we’ll invest time in skills development like our eye/hand coordination. All of that goes for naught if we aren’t at the right place at the right time to capture our images.
First Swallows of 2023
This article features a selection of images of the first swallows of 2023 to arrive in our area of Southern Ontario. During the past few years I’ve spent a reasonable amount of time photographing these pocket rockets with some success… so I was looking forward to their arrival this spring.
Ducks with 40-150
This article features a selection of handheld images of ducks captured with the M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom and MC-20 teleconverter. As noted in a previous article, I was not initially planning to do any bird photography on this particular day, and left my M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS at home.
Threading the Needle
Using threading the needle techniques can be helpful when trying to photograph small birds hopping or taking flight in amongst branches. This articles shares some recent photographs of cardinals captured proximate to the boardwalk at Hendrie Valley.
Chickadees with 75-300
This past weekend I went out to photograph some chickadees with the M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens. The majority of my images were created using Pro Capture H with the Pre-Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter both set to 15. I shot with a frame rate of 60 frames-per-second, using a single auto-focusing point.