Eagles: Kings of the Air!

E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/2500s • ISO 200

Luigi Rotondaro, Switzerland - Wildlife Photographer

I was born in 1960 in a small village called Roggiano Gravina, in Calabria, Italy. From a very young age, I was fascinated by nature and the world of birds. When I was 18, I came to Switzerland, where I discovered my passion for nature photography in particular. For several years, I had the opportunity to visit a variety of countries and deepen my knowledge of the world of birds – the eagle is one of my absolute favorites.

To be as close as possible to my favorite animals, I travel, or organize a trip to Norway once a year, more precisely: to Flatanger. Actually, I'm a fan of all Olympus cameras, but I prefer the E-M1 Mark II. It's compact, sits nicely in your hands, and even with a focal distance of 300 mm (equivalent to 600 mm where the image is 35 mm), it doesn’t weigh much. This allows me to freely take pictures with my hands without tools like a tripod. The E-M1 Mark II, which can produce up to 60 images a second, is incredibly fast and the picture quality is unbelievable - bellisimo! On trips we're mostly outdoors and can observe wild animals in their natural habitats. On such outings, I gladly share my knowledge and experience with other photographers who are also enthusiastic about wildlife photography

- it's my passion!

E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/2500s • ISO 200

E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/2500s • ISO 200

E-M1 Mark II • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO • 1:2.8 • 1/250s • ISO 200

Luigi Rotondaro, Switzerland - Wildlife Photographer

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Lovely images, but what choice of focussing system was used?  Next month I intend to photograph gannets in a feeding frenzy at sea and I am wondering what are the best settings for this on my Olympus OMD EM1 MkII and Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens and Zuiko 300mm  f4 PRO lens.  Many thanks. Patrick.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Interesting choice of aperture. Wouldn't have been mine if I wanted both feather detail and a sharp eye. I would have auto ISO'ed and used at least f5.6, but each to their own.

    NB: A different "anonymous" to the above; I just hadn't signed in :o).

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