01 August 2017

Birds in Flight Photography Training on a crisp Cape Town morning

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
Pied Kingfisher - Canon 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
 I did a walkabout with a new Birds in Flight photographer earlier this morning. We were greeted with a cool, but crisp winters day at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.

Camera / Photography Training Objective
Assisting a new Birds in Flight photographer getting his Canon EOS 7D Marked II tuned in for the birds around Woodbridge Island in in early morning / excellent light conditions.

Birds In Flight Cape Town Images

Images were captured in Manual Mode / Auto-ISO: Multi-shot / continuous mode at 10 fps AI Servo. Post-processing done with Adobe Lightroom 6. RAW to JPG conversion with some sharpening and noise reduction applied.

Birds in Flight Location

Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Canon Gear / Memory Cards

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32 GB
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32 GB

Exposure / Other Settings: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

  • Manual Mode
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Auto-ISO 500 - 1600 
  • Focal Length: 400mm 
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000 seconds 
  • AF on - Case 1 / Wide-Zone
  • Lens Autofocus on
  • Handheld

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Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
Reed Cormorant - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
Grey Heron in Flight - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
Grey Heron in Flight - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
King Gull in Flight - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
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