Thomas Stirr's Cormorant images using bird AI

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OP MarkDavo Senior Member • Posts: 2,288
Re: Thomas Stirr's Cormorant images using bird AI

Phocal wrote:

MarkDavo wrote:

Out of interest I subscribe to Thomas Stirr's writings about his experience with Olympus equipment. He posted the following but I question his shutter speed in these images, 1/1600s.

why do you question his shutter speed? cormorant's are not particularly fast wing flappers. 1/1600 seems about right to freeze the wings.

Take a look at the images.  The wings aren't frozen.  I photograph cormorants regularly and use a minimum 1/2500s because their wings are long and the tips travel at a high speed when they're flaring before landing.

Many of the images have blurring and are not, in my opinion, representative of what can be done with the equipment. I would like to correspond with him but cannot find a way to do so.

"We have just published a new article, Cormorant Using Bird AI. This posting features 18 consecutive photographs of a cormorant in flight. All were captured handheld using a combination of Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking and Pro Capture L. The article discusses an intensive practice exercise that I did, during which these images were captured. My camera settings are also noted."

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