01 September 2017

Purple Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

I captured this shy purple heron taking-off in the Table Bay Nature Reserve close to Woodbridge Island, Cape Town during a recent mid-morning hike (opposite the Milnerton Golf Course).

We only spot these shy birds on occasion and unlike the name 'purple heron' I find them more brown in colour. The backdrop for these four consecutive image is Table Mountain - which is about 8 to 10 kilometers from the Table Bay Nature Reserve.

All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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Purple Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Purple Heron - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town


Purple Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Purple Heron - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town


Purple Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Purple Heron - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town


Purple Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Purple Heron - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town