A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph some ospreys with fish during a visit to Hendrie Valley. The water in Lake Ontario has been quite high again this spring which has negatively affected the number of birds in the area.
In uncertain times it is critical to remember that cameras help enable creativity. They are image creating tools… nothing more… nothing less. The brand and model of camera we own only matters in how we use it. Its sensor size only matters in how we leverage its strengths. Whether it has been discontinued like Nikon 1, is irrelevant. Whether the brand is in a state of flux like Olympus, is irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is how our cameras help enable creativity in us.
This article features a collection of images that document gull predation of a blackbird chick. Acts of predation in nature can be difficult to view. Readers who find this this type of subject matter distasteful or disturbing may choose to stop reading this posting.
This article discusses some of the factors to consider when using landscape versus portrait Pro Capture to photograph small birds taking flight. To illustrate both orientations we have included images from two Pro Capture H runs captured at Hendrie Valley yesterday. All of the photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.
This article discusses how the challenge of photographing small birds-in-flight can be made easy by a combination of technology and technique. All of the photographs featured in this article were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X with its Pro Capture H mode.
This short article shares a selection of 9 consecutive images of a cardinal pirouette, with the bird turning around on one foot, then taking flight.
This short article shares a collection of seven consecutive images of a swallow leaving home. This series of photographs captures a swallow exiting a nesting box at Windemere Basin Park in Hamilton, Ontario.
This article shares a collection of 10 consecutive images of a swallow taking flight. All were captured handheld with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X using Pro Capture H.
Lately I’ve have some interesting email exchanges with readers, as well as some comments on this website, about my Pro Capture H settings and the rationale for them. It occurred to me that perhaps the best way to demonstrate why I do what I do, is to show Pro Capture in reverse.
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.