Time to Vacate

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.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres

In the photograph above, our subject sparrow is quietly perched.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres

It suddenly realizes that it is time to vacate its perch as a woodpecker is quickly approaching.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres
Olympus OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko PRO 40-150 mm f/2.8 with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 220 mm, efov 440 mm, f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO-1600, subject distance 4.6 metres

Using the Olympus Pro Capture H mode with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X makes photographing these slice of life moments in nature a practical reality. These eight ‘time to vacate’ photographs were captured in a total of 1/13th of a second… and before I fully depressed the shutter on my camera.

Technical Note:
Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. All photographs are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.

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