Great Blue Heron Appearing to Walk on Water

While at the Hendrie Valley Sanctuary yesterday, I had the opportunity to capture a continuous auto-focus (AF-C) run of a Great Blue Heron appearing to walk on water. This article shares a selection of 18 images and provides insights into the thought process that led to the creation of these photographs. Continue reading Great Blue Heron Appearing to Walk on Water

Hummingbird Images Captured at Various Shutter Speeds

Yesterday I went to the Urquhart Butterfly Garden with the hope of capturing some images of hummingbirds in flight. Mother Nature cooperated and I was treated to two brief hummingbird visits, each lasting for a minute or two as the hummingbird flitted from blossom to blossom. This article shares some hummingbird images captured at various shutter speeds. Continue reading Hummingbird Images Captured at Various Shutter Speeds

Quick Adjustments to a Dark Bird Image using DxO PhotoLab

While I was out recently photographing some green herons, I captured some images of one perked on a branch inside a tree. This article provides some progressive images and commentary about doing some quick adjustments to a dark  bird image using DxO PhotoLab. Continue reading Quick Adjustments to a Dark Bird Image using DxO PhotoLab

Green Heron Taking Off From a Branch at 60 FPS

After experimenting for the past few weeks shooting my Nikon 1 gear at 60 frames per second (FPS), I’m becoming more comfortable using this approach, and now use it on a very regular basis. This short article shares a series of 15 consecutive images of a green heron taking off from a branch at 60 FPS. Continue reading Green Heron Taking Off From a Branch at 60 FPS

Suggestions for Adding Nikon 1 Kit Components

Ever since the Nikon 1 system was discontinued in July I’ve been receiving plenty of emails from owners looking for suggestions about the best bodies and lenses to add to their kit so they can extend its useful life.¬† As photographers we all have our own, unique needs when it comes to camera gear. What follows are some suggestions for Nikon 1 kit components that could be considered, based on a photographer’s priorities and shooting style. These suggestions could act as at least a starting point. Other Nikon owners may have other recommendations of course which I encourage them to share with their comments. Continue reading Suggestions for Adding Nikon 1 Kit Components

Tern Doing Mid Air Shake

Terns are one of the most common birds and various species can be found in many locations around the world. Since terns often dive to catch fish they can be regularly seen shaking momentarily while in flight. This helps the birds shed themselves of excess water on their feathers. This article shares photographs from an AF-C run of a tern doing a mid air shake. Continue reading Tern Doing Mid Air Shake

Aggressive Swan Chasing a Goose

Yesterday I was out doing more eBook field work photographing birds, and was able to capture some images of an aggressive swan chasing a goose. What follows are a selection of images taken from an AF-C run of 37 photographs. Frame sequence is noted. I shot in Manual mode using continuous auto-focus (AF-C) with subject tracking at a frame rate of 20 FPS, and Auto ISO 160-6400. Continue reading Aggressive Swan Chasing a Goose