This article shares a selection of new images of various ducks and gulls in flight, and discusses the importance of adjusting to camera gear. Regardless of the camera format, brand and model that we use, these adjustments could involve a wide number of issues.
A few of them include physical layout and handling of our cameras. Learning and navigating menus. Understanding special features and how to best use them. And, working in post with different files than we’ve used in the past. It is also common that key functions like auto-focusing, metering, and white balance may perform differently between cameras.
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Attempting to photograph a bird that is flying in to a crowd of other birds can often be an auto-focus challenge for our camera gear. This article shares a selection of 15 consecutive photographs of a drake Black Duck flying in to a crowd of other ducks situated on a frozen harbour.
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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.
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This article features a small collection of kitchen window raptor photographs that were captured over the past several days. We just started a 28 day ‘stay at home’ order issued by the Ontario government so our ability to create new photographs will be limited for the next month or so.
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This article shares some M.Zuiko 100-400 Pro Capture H sample handheld images. All were captured using an OM-D E-M1X along with an M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter. All photographs are shown as full frame captures without any cropping.
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As camera manufacturers release their quarterly financial reports it is instructive to look for comments about product mix and profitability. Shifting a company’s product mix is an important strategy to increase average per unit contribution margin and potentially increase related profitability.
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This article discusses some basic bird photographer etiquette and shares some images of a kinglet in flight. A few days ago I was out attempting to capture some new images of birds. Not having much luck at some area locations, I decided to do a quick stop at LaSalle Park before heading home.
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This article features a selection of photographs of gulls with cluster area C-AF. I captured these images this morning during mainly overcast conditions. An earlier article, Ducks Using Cluster Area C-AF, was my first attempt using the cluster area continuous auto-focus capability (C-AF) of my OM-D E-M1X. Rather than push this feature to an extreme, I used it as if this was just a typical outing to photograph birds-in-flight.
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This article features a small selection high ISO heron in-flight images. As regular readers will know, I often push my camera gear past what can reasonably be expected, simply to see what will happen.
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This article features a small selection of images that illustrate composing with partial reveals. All were captured handheld during a recent, brief visit to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. Continue reading Composing with Partial Reveals