This article features twelve handheld photographs of a cardinal leaping… all of which were created with an E-M1X using Pro Capture H at 60 frames-per-second. Many of us who enjoy bird photography concentrate on birds-in-flight. We sometimes forget that small birds frequently leap between branches. These images can be interesting captures, especially if the bird’s wings are at least somewhat extended.
During a recent visit to Hendrie Valley I had the opportunity to capture a number of M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS zoom cardinal images at 1120 mm efov. My E-M1X’s Bird Detection AI auto-focusing function and the M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter were used to create all of the photographs in this article.