Category Archives: Pro Capture

Swallow BIF Technique

This article discusses some of the general considerations associated with developing a swallow BIF technique, and shares a selection of photographs.

Since earlier articles have already detailed my various bird photography setting options, my primary BIF settings, and how I use Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, that information is not repeated in this article.

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.

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Kingfisher In Flight

The extreme crops of a kingfisher in flight featured in this article were captured handheld using Pro Capture L and my E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking function. The subject bird was approximately 75 metres away. I would not normally even bother trying to photograph a small bird-in-flight at this distance. These images were captured as a quick test.

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Habitual Bird Behaviour

Observing habitual bird behaviour is an important component of capturing successful photographs of birds exhibiting various actions. This article shares a 15-frame Pro Capture H image run of of male cardinal taking flight from our pond and discusses considerations that contributed to these photographs.

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Tundra Swans in Aylmer

This article shares a selection of photographs of Tundra Swans in Aylmer, captured handheld at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area. Each spring during migration season between 10,000 and 60,000 birds make a stop at this location.

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Primary BIF Setting

After some field experience using Pro Capture L with Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking to photograph birds-in-flight, I’ve decided it will be my primary BIF setting. While this technology combination did require some adjustment to my technique, it was worth the effort to make the change.

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Our Images Can Tell a Story

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.

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Pro Capture ISO-12800 Test

This article shares a small collection of images captured as part of a Pro Capture ISO-12800 test. The intent of my test was simply to find out if I could capture any images that were usable to any degree, at this high ISO value. The photographs in this article definitely fall into the “I wonder what would happen if?” category.

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Importance of Mental Practice

Physical and mental practice are both critical to maintain during these unusual times, and there are things we can do to stay sharp with our photographic craft. No doubt it can be challenging, frustrating and demotivating to be limited to our immediate surroundings. Allowing ourselves to be overcome by these negative emotions is counterproductive.

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