This article features a woodpecker doing a pre-flight crouch. A few readers who are starting to pursue bird photography have sent me emails and asked how a bird signals it is about to take flight. I thought these woodpecker images could help illustrate the pre-flight crouch that is commonly used by small birds.
This article shows some examples of cardinals taking flight from twigs. This photographic scenario can be difficult to handle. Often the auto-focusing of our cameras can get confused between a subject bird and the surrounding branches or twigs. It also can be challenging in terms of timing our shutter release. The Olympus Pro Capture H mode is a very good solution.
This article captures a ‘slice of life’ moment and shows a Blue Jay choosing flight over fight.
This article shares some photographs of chickadees that feature interesting wing positions. All were captured handheld during a recent visit to Hendrie Valley.
This article shares a run of Pro Capture H photographs of a woodpecker taking flight. All images were captured handheld using an Olympus OM-D E-M1X. This posting also describes some of the camera settings used.
This short article shares an image run of a sparrow realizing that it is time to vacate its perch as a woodpecker approaches. All photographs were captured handheld using the Olympus OM-D E-M1X’s Pro Capture H mode.
This short article shares a selection of sparrow in-flight images photographed handheld using the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Pro Capture H mode.
This article discusses planning Pro Capture images. It shares three short Pro Capture H runs of nuthatch photographs to help illustrate the planning technique.
This article shares some photographs of small birds taking flight. All photographs were captured hand-held using the E-M1X Pro Capture H mode (i.e. 60 frames per second) during a two-hour photo session at Hendrie Valley. During my short visit I captured Pro Capture sequences of nine species of birds. Six species are featured in this article.
This article shares a selection of 26 consecutive images captured using the Pro Capture mode with an Olympus OM-D E-M1X. It also discusses some considerations to keep in mind when using the Pro Capture feature.