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Old Sunday 26th February 2017, 22:01   #1
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How to avoid wing blur?

I shot this photo with 1/250s shutter speed + Pro Capture mode on Olympus E-M1 Mk2. To my surprise, the wing movement was not "frozen". Is this some kind of a turbo-parrot, or am I doing something wrong?
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Old Sunday 26th February 2017, 22:10   #2
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At that shutter speed you will get wing blur,you need at least 1/2500 to freeze the movement.

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Wow :)
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Old Tuesday 28th February 2017, 06:57   #4
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Wing blur is not a bad thing as it shows movement, but how much is a mater of taste. 1/2500 will freeze nearly anything, 1/1250 will freeze the body but may leave a little blur. Below that it just depends.
Case in point:
I love this shot of our local pigeons racing back and forth just for the pure fun of it. Taken just before dark with a 400/5.6 lens on a Canon 5DII, 1/8 second.

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It ends up being simply a study in movement.

This was at 1/6400 with the same Canon 400 on my E-M1, MF and wide open.

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At the time I could not stop the lens down, so there is not enough depth of field. I would have preferred f/8 or even f/11, taking more movement blur in exchange for a little more DoF.
It also depends a lot on the bird and how it is flying. Sometimes 1/1250 is more than fast enough.

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So what is right for one situation is not right for another.
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So nice!
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Old Tuesday 28th February 2017, 08:59   #6
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Shutter speed waaay too slow as indicated by others. However, while the resulting image may not appeal to the naturalist, it definitely appeals to the fine artist! I enjoyed the shot.

I have not tried Pro Capture mode on my E-M1 Mark II. Maybe that will be my C3 Program. Going birding with 40-150 f/2.8 Pro w/1.4 TC Saturday in North Alabama.
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I'd love to see more of your photos taken in ProCapture mode - a unique feature, as far as I can see. The Nikon J5 has something similar, but with a clumsy implementation.

No doubt it will take time to get familiar with the new gear. Practice, and then post about your experiences, please.
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Shutter speed waaay too slow as indicated by others. However, while the resulting image may not appeal to the naturalist, it definitely appeals to the fine artist! I enjoyed the shot.

I have not tried Pro Capture mode on my E-M1 Mark II. Maybe that will be my C3 Program. Going birding with 40-150 f/2.8 Pro w/1.4 TC Saturday in North Alabama.
How was the trip? Could you post the settings which worked best?
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