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.
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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.
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