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.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
My recent return to Hendrie Valley was also the first time that I had a chance to test my custom C1-C4 mode settings on my E-M1X.
Being able to change custom modes with a simple click or two on my mode dial made adjusting to birding opportunities very quick and easy.
I will be making some minor tweaks to a couple of my custom settings such as changing my shutter speed in my Pro Capture H custom mode to 1/2500 from 1/1600.
The improvement in response time was nothing short of fantastic. I go from a larger bird-in-flight to a Pro Capture H run of a small bird taking off in an instant.
I was able to capture a number of images during my return to Hendrie Valley that I would absolutely would have missed if I had not programmed the custom modes on my E-M1X.
I haven’t been to Hendrie Valley to photograph birds for a number of months and I could tell my skills were a bit rusty.
It was still an enjoyable outing that gave me chance to get in a good hike while observing and photographing birds.
I even had the opportunity to photograph an osprey with a fish it had caught. Unfortunately it was a good distance away and the images in this article are cropped quite aggressively.
Hopefully local restrictions will continue to be eased as progress is made with COVID-19 infections. I’ll certainly be grabbing my camera gear and my face mask to do more bird photography in the weeks and months ahead.
Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Image were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
How you can help keep this site advertising free
My intent is to keep this photography blog advertising free. If you enjoyed this article and/or my website and would like to support my work, you can purchase an eBook, or make a modest $10 donation through PayPal. Both are most appreciated. You can use the Donate button below. Larger donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org through PayPal.
Word of mouth is the best form of endorsement. If you like our website please let your friends and associates know about our work. Linking to this site or to specific articles is allowed with proper acknowledgement. Reproducing articles, or any of the images contained in them, on another website or in any social media posting is a Copyright infringement.
Article and images are Copyright 2020 Thomas Stirr. All rights reserved. No use, duplication or adaptation of any kind is allowed without written consent. If you see this article reproduced anywhere else it is an unauthorized and illegal use. Posting comments on offending websites and calling out individuals who steal intellectual property is always appreciated!