Pelican Landing (Micro Four Thirds Capture)
Photographing birds in flight wing the OM-D EM-5 is not easy, but it is possible. This is no doubt the biggest sacrifice someone contemplating the switch from a Canon 5DMKIII or 1DX would make. The autofocus on the Olympus is amazing, but it can’t keep track of moving subjects the way AF on the new Canon bodies does. There’s always a tradeoff in photography.
Yet, as this shot (in not the best light) proves, it is possible to get birds in flight, even coming towards the camera. The keeper rate is 50% of what it would be using the more expensive, more advanced and heavier DSLRs but if you want to go light (and I do) this shot proves you can.
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