Category Archives: Pro Capture

BIF Boredom

Regardless of how much we may enjoy photographing birds-in-flight there is a risk that BIF boredom can set in from time to time. On a personal basis I find this risk most often surfaces during late fall/early winter and during the hottest summer months. During these time periods we are in-between major bird migration movements. As a result the overall variety and number of birds can be reduced. The local species that remain may seem uninteresting to us from a photographic perspective.

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Hawk Taking Flight

This article features 15 consecutive Pro Capture H images of a Sharp-shinned hawk taking flight in my backyard. My wife noticed the hawk landing on the pergola at the rear of our yard and called out to me. All I had time to do was grab my camera from the family room and quickly capture this image run through my kitchen window.

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Anticipating Behaviour

Anticipating behaviour (an important component of knowing our photographic subjects) is one of the three most important factors that contributes to us being successful bird and nature photographers. In my view, it is the most important factor.

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Osprey Mid-Air Shake

This article features 5 consecutive images of an osprey mid-air shake which were captured during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley.  A few additional photographs that were shot after the osprey mid-air shake are also included.

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Dragonfly Tussle

This article features five consecutive images of a dragonfly tussle that occurred during an August 2022 visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG). I had been photographing dragonflies taking off and landing on some of the pond plants at the RBG when this interaction transpired.

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Attempted Meal Steal

This short article features a gull’s attempted meal steal from an egret fishing at one of the ponds at Hendrie Valley. These eight consecutive images were captured handheld using a frame rate of 18 frames-per-second in continuous auto-focus.

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Mid-Air Chases

Birds interact for a number of reasons and anticipating mid-air chases can yield some interesting and sometimes dramatic photographs. This article features 12 new images from 2 mid-air chases and discusses some simple observation techniques that can help anticipate mid-air chases.

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Dragonfly Doing 180

Earlier this summer I captured a Pro Capture H run of a dragonfly doing a 180 degree turn while taking flight. Dragonflies can be erratic when taking flight but seldom change directions as abruptly as this maneuver. This run of 8 consecutive Pro Capture H images falls under the ‘slice of life’ category.

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