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.
The extreme crops of a kingfisher in flight featured in this article were captured handheld using Pro Capture L and my E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking function. The subject bird was approximately 75 metres away. I would not normally even bother trying to photograph a small bird-in-flight at this distance. These images were captured as a quick test.
This article features 18 consecutive handheld photographs of a Canada goose escaping a belly bite during a fight with another goose.
This article shares a selection of new images of various ducks and gulls in flight, and discusses the importance of adjusting to camera gear. Regardless of the camera format, brand and model that we use, these adjustments could involve a wide number of issues.
A few of them include physical layout and handling of our cameras. Learning and navigating menus. Understanding special features and how to best use them. And, working in post with different files than we’ve used in the past. It is also common that key functions like auto-focusing, metering, and white balance may perform differently between cameras.
Attempting to photograph a bird that is flying in to a crowd of other birds can often be an auto-focus challenge for our camera gear. This article shares a selection of 15 consecutive photographs of a drake Black Duck flying in to a crowd of other ducks situated on a frozen harbour.