This article discusses some of the considerations associated with developing a swallow BIF technique, and shares a selection of photographs. Many of the images in this article were created during my recent swallow Bird AI test at Windermere Basin Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Others were captured during previous visits to this location. This is a lengthy article, so grab a cup of coffee or other beverage.
This article shares my experiences using M.Zuiko teleconverters when shooting handheld, and discusses their relative merits.
Over the past while I’ve had a number of emails from readers asking me to write an article on my bird photography settings. To be honest I’ve avoided writing this kind of article in the past simply because the choice of camera settings is a very personal decision.
The way that each of us set up and use our cameras can vary significantly, based on our personal shooting style, and the equipment that we happen to own. When it comes to bird photography settings, significant differences can exist between photographers even when using the exact same camera.
This article shares my M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS hands-on review, and features a wide selection of images captured with this lens. As I’ve mentioned in other articles, this is not a gear review website. I only do reviews of camera equipment that I actually own and use.
So, this M.Zuiko 100-400 review is based on first-hand experiences as an owner of this particular zoom lens. Since receiving it in late November, I’ve been out in the field regularly, capturing thousands of photographs, in a range of conditions.
Taking a risk with strikeouts is something that we can face as photographers, and in other areas of our lives. In photographic terms a strikeout is an attempted image capture that proves unusable.
This short article shares a selection of handheld waterfowl images captured at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were taken with an E-M1X using its Bird Detection AI subject tracking mode, in conjunction with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom, and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
As a follow up to an earlier posting, this article features images of ducks in flight at 1600 mm (efov). All photographs were captured handheld using an E-M1X with its Bird Detection AI subject tracking. The rest of the gear set-up included an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and an M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
This article shares some photographs of ducks performing water landings at 1600 mm efov. These images were captured handheld using an E-M1X (in Bird Detection AI mode) fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom and the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter.
I’ve been experimenting for the past little while using the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI, and there are some practical considerations using Bird Detection AI.
Since selling my full frame camera gear back in July 2015 I’ve had the opportunity to use a few different smaller sensor birding equipment options. Continue reading Smaller Sensor Birding Equipment Options