Great Places to Photograph

Pittsburgh Bird Aviary

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What is harder than photographing (was going to say shooting but figured there could be some confusion) birds?  How about photographing birds through cages in poor lighting while dodging their droppings as you jockey for a spot to photograph from.  Yep, it’s difficult.  The photo above was shot at an ISO of 640 with an aperture of 5.5 and a shutter speed of 1/80.  The hardest part was stabilizing the camera while at a focal length of 135mm.  The only reason this shot (above) is as clear as it is because of the internal image stabilization of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.  If you’re looking for a challenge then I highly recommend you check out your local aviary or zoo.  Remember though, you’ll be manually focusing your shots due to the cameras desire to focus on the fence surrounding the animals so your going to want to familiarize yourself with that.

The photographs below were all taken at the Aviary in Pittsburgh at different with the Olympus OM-D and the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Micro ED Digital Zoom Lens.

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