Tag Archives: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Reflections of a Swan Charge

This short article shares a selection of 10 consecutive images that feature water reflections of a swan charge as the bird raced in my direction.  All of the photographs were captured handheld using a combination of the E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking and Pro Capture L technologies.

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High ISO Bee In Flight

With autumn in Canada fast approaching I spent some time capturing some high ISO bee in flight images with shutter speeds up to 1/5000. This was likely my last opportunity this year to do some testing with fast shutter speeds and related high ISO values with this subject matter. The photographs in this article were captured at ISO values between ISO-2500 and ISO-6400. All were captured handheld with an E-M1X, M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom lens and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter using Pro Capture H.

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ISO-10000 BIF Test

I recently did an ISO-10000 BIF test to experiment with the Severe Noise capability of Topaz Denoise AI when capturing a bird taking flight. My subject was a robin perched deep inside a pine tree in very dark shade. The sequence of images was captured using my E-M1X’s Pro Capture H technology. My standard small bird Pro Capture H settings were used, i.e. both Pre Shutter Frames and Frame Limiter were set to 15, utilizing a frame rate of 60 fps.

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Experiencing a Salad

Experiencing a salad, like so many things in life, is something that we often take for granted… seldom giving it much thought.

In many parts of the developed world we just assume that things are going to be there for us. Food in our local supermarket. Electricity when we flip a switch. A roof over our heads to protect us from the elements. Heat for our homes. Medicine at the pharmacy.

This is not the reality that faces billions of people around the world each day.

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Reach and Buffer

This article discusses the importance of reach and buffer when photographing birds-in-flight, and features 24 consecutive handheld images. All photographs were captured using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.

The photographs displayed in this article are a part of an AF-C +TR with Bird Detection AI run comprising a total of 33 images. The article begins at frame 9 of that run.

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Pro Capture ISO-12800 Test

This article shares a small collection of images captured as part of a Pro Capture ISO-12800 test. The intent of my test was simply to find out if I could capture any images that were usable to any degree, at this high ISO value. The photographs in this article definitely fall into the “I wonder what would happen if?” category.

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Bird Photography Gear

Choosing bird photography gear includes reviewing many factors in order for us to make the best decision for our specific needs. This article outlines some of the issues that can be considered before we invest our hard-earned money. Bird photography gear can be expensive, and costly mistakes can be made without a proper needs assessment. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, this is a lengthy article.

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Importance of Mental Practice

Physical and mental practice are both critical to maintain during these unusual times, and there are things we can do to stay sharp with our photographic craft. No doubt it can be challenging, frustrating and demotivating to be limited to our immediate surroundings. Allowing ourselves to be overcome by these negative emotions is counterproductive.

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