01 November 2017

Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town

New Workshop: 
Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Gallery Woodbridge Island / Cape Town (80+ images)
A gallery of various birds In flight sample images captured with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM lens shooting at 10 frames per second (and various AF Cases - as configurations of the advanced 65-Point AF System) at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Note: Fast shutter speeds / panning handheld in Manual Mode. All images processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 CC. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Cropping.


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fog / Higher ISO Performance
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with the 400mm f/5.6L USM lens performs best in good light (up to ISO 1200) but, I am satisfied with most images up to ISO 3200 (in fog / low light conditions).

Impressions / Testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Cape Town

My original thoughts after testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II before replacing one of my Canon EOS 70D's with a new Canon EOS 7D Mark II as my main birds in flight / action photography body. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens First Impressions Article

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Auto-ISO for Birds in Flight Photography

All images in the below gallery were captured using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Auto-ISO function. During the EOS 7D Mark II's 2014 launch the Canon EOS 7D Mark II was documented by Rudy Winston from Canon USA as Canon's most advanced Auto- ISO at the time (on any EOS body, including the Canon EOS-1D X).

The Auto-ISO range for most of the images are between ISO 320 - 1600. In our good light in Cape Town I'm more than satisfied with using the Auto-ISO setting at all times (for action photography) - the noise I do get is easily addressed in Adobe Lightroom.


Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town / Canon EOS DSLR Training
I offer a variety of Birds in Flight workshops and private tutoring in Cape Town. For my Photography Workshops Cape Town go Here and for private tutoring / skills development go Here or Contact Me for more information. 

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens - Photo / Sample Gallery Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

(Click to Enlarge / Slide Show)
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Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32GB 
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32G

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Manual Mode Settings*

  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/5000s 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 - f/6.3 
  • Focal length 400mm 
  • Auto-ISO 400-3200 
  • AF Mode: Zone / Wide Zone 
  • AF Cases (1 / 2 / 6) 
  • AI Servo / 10 fps multi-shot
  • Handheld 

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Settings
  • Autofocus On
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length 400mm

 Birds in Flight Photography: Post-Processing

  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • Adobe Lightroom 6: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • RAW to JPEG conversion

*These are my primary go-to settings for Bird in Flight Photography around Woodbridge Island. Matter of fact, I don't change the settings much for perched birds or most other interesting stationary subjects. From time-to-time I may change to Av mode.

All Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens images © Vernon Chalmers 2015 - 2016


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
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