Handheld HDR Macro Test

Yesterday I took some time to do a handheld HDR macro test using some of the flowers in my yard as subjects. Like many photographers I enjoy macro photography of flowers. I’m often out at open garden events and other locations in bright, harsh sunlight… which is far from ideal. I’ve been wondering for a while now if I could use the in-camera HDR function of my E-M1X to help deal with harsh lighting conditions.

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Favourite Nikon 1 Images

This article features some of my favourite Nikon 1 images in a range of photographic genres including birds, flowers and travel. Other subject matter is also included.

I find it rather bizarre that it has been over five years since the Nikon 1 product line was discontinued… and the system still gets criticized in 2023. For whatever reason Nikon 1 seems to be a camera system that many people love to hate.  *shrugs*

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Importance of Ergonomics

The importance of ergonomics was strongly reinforced for me this past weekend when I participated in a ‘one time only’ extended family event. It was one of those occasions when you absolutely want to come away from a gathering with as many good quality photographs as possible. As we all know, many life events have no chance for a re-do.

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Barn Swallows

This article features a selection of handheld photographs of Barn Swallow… many of which are in flight. The images were captured at Hendrie Valley. In my local area I typically have many more opportunities to capture images of Tree Swallows as compared to Barn Swallows. This is mainly due to an abundance of nesting boxes that are frequented by Tree Swallows.

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Kingbird Harassing Raptor

This short article features a selection of six consecutive images of a kingbird harassing a raptor in mid-air. An experienced associate has advised that the raptor is an immature Cooper’s Hawk and the aggressor is an Eastern Kingbird (thanks Glen). All photographs were captured handheld with an E-M1X using Pro Capture L in combination with Bird Recognition AI Subject Tracking.

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Pro Capture Choices

The number of Pro Capture choices that can be created with almost every attempted image run is both incredible and addicting. After using Pro Capture H and L for a number of years now, I cannot imagine owning a camera that did not have this technology.

This article shares 15 consecutive handheld photographs of two dragonflies briefly meeting. These 15 frames were captured in a total of 1/4 of a second.

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Dragonflies Landing

This article shares a selection photographs of dragonflies landing and discusses technique, including the use of Pro Capture H to create these images. All of the photographs in this article were captured handheld during a short 90 minute visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG).

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Twillingate Visit

This article shares some images captured in the Twillingate area of  Newfoundland during our recent self-drive photography tour. All of the photographs in this article were captured with the M.Zuiko PRO 12-100 f/4 IS zoom.

One of the primary objectives of our visit was to view icebergs and participate in a boat tour. We also explored some of the surrounding area and had a noteworthy stay at the Viking Vacation Home. As regular readers know, over the past nine years or so we have only highlighted accommodations on two other occasions on this website. More on that at the end of this article.

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Insect Kit Field Test

This article shares some recent insect kit field test images and discusses the rationale behind this particular equipment set-up. I suppose when many people think of insect photography the first gear that comes to mind is a macro lens. While I do use a macro lens for insect photography quite often, there are occasions when a macro lens is not a particularly effective piece of kit.

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