Our thanks to one of our readers, Ray Miller, for sharing an online birding reference… ebird.org… which was helpful for me to discover some additional local birding locations. It is always helpful to communicate with other people who enjoy bird and nature photography to learn about local bird populations, seasonality etc.
Observing nature is one of the most important things that photographers can do to increase their success rate when photographing wildlife. This article shares a selection of photographs of dragonflies and discusses how observing nature contributed to creating these images.
Over the past few months my wife and I have been contemplating some business changes, and refocusing our commercial activities to better meet our goals. At this point in my career it is an interesting exercise to review my priorities, and identify where my interests and passions for the future are leaning.
Having the opportunity to photograph a backyard hummingbird doesn’t happen all that frequently in Southern Ontario. These little pocket rockets only migrate to our region for a few months of the year. In an attempt to attract hummingbirds my wife refreshes the sugar solution in a couple of hummingbird feeders we have on our back deck every few days. She has also planted some flowers that tend to attract hummingbirds.
This article shares a complete 15 frame Pro Capture H image run of a dragonfly landing at 1120 mm equivalent field-of-view. All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter fully extended.
This article shares some images of joined dragonflies in flight. These photographs were captured handheld at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario.
I recently did an ISO-10000 BIF test to experiment with the Severe Noise capability of Topaz Denoise AI when capturing a bird taking flight. My subject was a robin perched deep inside a pine tree in very dark shade. The sequence of images was captured using my E-M1X’s Pro Capture H technology. My standard small bird Pro Capture H settings were used, i.e. both Pre Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter were set to 15, utilizing a frame rate of 60 fps.
This short article shares some basic instructions on how to construct a DIY (do-it-yourself) bird photo perch. There are as many options and variations for a DIY bird photo perch as there are photographers.
This article shares 13 consecutive images from a 1/4 second dragonfly gift, during which the interactions of 2 dragonflies were captured. These Pro Capture H photographs reminded me how Mother Nature sometimes allows us to witness small glimpses of the magic of everyday life.
Recomposing with Pro Capture H has some benefits which this article discusses, as well as sharing a selection of photographs captured using this technique.