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.
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.
This short article shares a selection of 9 consecutive images of a cardinal pirouette, with the bird turning around on one foot, then taking flight.
When photographing birds in flight, there are times when choosing AF-S over AF-C can make sense. Let’s have a look at a recent image run of a blue jay taking flight to illustrate this idea.
This short article shares a collection of seven consecutive images of a swallow leaving home. This series of photographs captures a swallow exiting a nesting box at Windemere Basin Park in Hamilton, Ontario.
This article shares a collection of 10 consecutive images of a swallow taking flight. All were captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X using Pro Capture H.
Lately I’ve have some interesting email exchanges with readers, as well as some comments on this website, about my Pro Capture H settings and the rationale for them. It occurred to me that perhaps the best way to demonstrate why I do what I do, is to show Pro Capture in reverse.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to return to Hendrie Valley to do some bird photography. It has been a number of months since I’ve been able to get out with a camera. We’ve had some very minor lifting of restrictions locally which allowed me the opportunity to spend a bit of time at Hendrie Valley again.
This short article shares a selection of photographs of a Baltimore Oriole at a hummingbird feeder in our backyard. All images were captured handheld using the Pro Capture H mode with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X.
We have just published a new video on YouTube, Photographing Small Birds in Flight with Olympus Pro Capture. This video shares a good selection of still images captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom lens and M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter, using the Pro Capture H mode.