03 August 2017

Canon EOS 70D: Birds in Flight Continuous Shooting

Canon EOS 70D: Birds in Flight Continuous Shooting
During my Canon EOS iTR AF Testing (Canon EOS 7D Mark Ii) at Woodbridge Island yesterday I had the Canon EOS 70D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM on standby for any close-up action.

I'm never disappointed in the Canon EOS 70D when having it available for (closer) birds in flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Paired with the super-sharp EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens it easily delivers more / less the same image quality as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Equipment (Birds In Flight Photography)

  • Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 80MB/s 32 GB 

Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Manual Mode Settings / Lens AF On 
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000s 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 
  • Focal length 300mm 
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 400 - 800) 
  • Continuous shooting mode (7 fps) 
  • AI Servo / AF
  • AF Mode: Zone
  • Handheld

Post-Processing
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6


Location / Conditions
Excellent early morning light around Woodbridge Island, Cape Town



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Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant (10 consecutive frames)


Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted CormorantBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted CormorantBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted CormorantBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted CormorantBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted CormorantBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: White-Breasted Cormorant


Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed Duck (6 consecutive frames)

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed DuckBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed Duck

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed DuckBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed Duck

Birds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed DuckBirds in Flight with Canon EOS 70D: Yellow-Billed Duck