02 December 2017

Action Photography Cape Town: Birds and Bee in Flight

Birds and Bee in Flight Action Photography Cape Town
Bee and Birds in flight with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

I accompanied a few local Birds in Flight photographers for a quick morning walkabout around Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. This morning was the first time out in a few weeks - mainly due to the local winter weather.

We took a walk down toward the Table Bay Nature Reserve and after everybody has left I went shooting on my own just of the old wooden bridge - getting in low for a few low flying birds.

On my way home I captured a few bees in flight - quite challenging with the 400mm telephoto lens, but nevertheless a few images to work with (using the same Birds in Flight settings I generally use around the island).

All images with Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens.

Bee and Birds in flight with same exposure settings / +- same time of day / light

The only (critical) variables between the different images are subject speed, distance to subject, distance between subject and background and the ISO selection (Auto-ISO).

Manual Exposure Settings: f/5.6 / IS0 500 - 1000 / 1/5000s shutter Speed

Note: Bee images are two consecutive frames

Location: Birds and Bee in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


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Grey Heron with breeding plumage captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve
Grey Heron with breeding plumage captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve Cape Town

Very fast and quite far Common Starling towards the Milnerton golf Course
Very fast and quite far Common Starling towards the Milnerton Golf Course Cape Town

Grey Heron with breeding plumage captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve
Low flying Egyptian Goose over the Milnerton Lagoon Cape Town


Low Flying Egyptian Goose over the Milnerton Lagoon
Low Flying Egyptian Goose over the Milnerton Lagoon Cape Town

Grey Heron with breeding plumage captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve
Bee in Flight with classic Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town Settings 

Grey Heron with breeding plumage captured in the Table Bay Nature Reserve
Bee in Flight with classic Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town Settings

More Bees in Flight Photography Cape Town
More Bees in Flight Photography Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town