This article shares some small BIF (bird-in-flight) images captured handheld with the M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens, and an OM-D E-M1 Mark III.
Camera gear choices and related costs can be intimidating to many photographers, especially those who are starting out with bird photography. For many folks, high end camera bodies and exotic lenses, are simply not practical choices.
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Last week I had an opportunity to spend about an hour at Peggy’s Cove capturing some travel images with the M.Zuiko 14-150 mm II zoom. We had a late breaking business consulting project confirmed, so we ended up driving out to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a whirlwind visit that saw us drive over 4,250 kilometres during the 10 days we were away.
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Working within practical limits is something that we all face on a regular basis, regardless of the camera gear that we may own. Rather than blindly accept what other people think the practical limits of specific piece of photographic equipment may be, it is important for each of us to do our own experimentation. This enables us to establish what we consider to be the practical limits of various components of our integrated camera systems based on our photographic style, image use, and our individual skill sets.
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This article discusses a BIF fast response practice exercise that I do on a periodic basis as well as sharing some recent images captured during one of these practice sessions.
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This article uses a photograph from a recent article, and by applying various filters, illustrates how a range of foliage photo art images can be created. Creating foliage photo art may not be to everyone’s taste, but it can be an interesting experience.
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This article discusses the practical aspects of substituting foliage for birds when we are out with our cameras. In late October I was doing some field testing with our newly acquired M.Zuiko 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens at Hendrie Valley. For much of my hike my feathered friends were simply not cooperating and nowhere to be found. So, substituting foliage for birds made sense.
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This article features a selection of E-M1 Mark III BIF images. All photographs were captured handheld using an M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 zoom with the M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter. The combination has an equivalent field-of-view of 160-600 mm.
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