I took these photos with an Olympus E-M1 and a 40-150mm f2.8 lens. I’m looking forward to the Olympus E-M1 II, which I understand will be announced next month (September 2016). Rumour has it that the Mark II version will be optimised for sports photography.
Mother and Daughter running together for the Hastings Harrier Club
Young runner for the Hastings Harrier Club, New Zealand
Young runners for the Hastings Harrier Club, New Zealand
I don’t rate myself as a bird photographer (birder), but the New Zealand tui is a challenge. They’re a dark bird that nestles into dark foliage whilst feeding or singing. Direct sunlight is needed to reveal the colours within its plumage. When they feed on over-ripe persimmons, they are forced to expose themselves to sunlight; the persimmon tree has shed most of its leaves at this time.
These images were shot with an Olympus E-M1 and Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 lens with 1.4x teleconverter.
On Saturday May 7 the Hastings Harrier Club ran at Lyons’ farm on the Maraekakaho Road near Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The farm provides a traditional cross country course with challenging hills, although no streams to ford. Some of my best images are shown below.
Photos I took at the ECNISS Track and Field Champs can be viewed at this link. They can be downloaded from this site in a file size suitable for use on the web or to send by email, but if you want full-resolution files suitable for printing, please contact me at email@example.com.