01 October 2017

Swift Tern Rock n Roll - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

An early morning hike along the Diep River, Woodbridge Island provided a close-up opportunity for capturing this little swift tern rocking and rolling after an unsuccessful feeding dive. 

Herewith three consecutive images of the Swift Tern during and after a dive shaking the excess water from his feathers.

Images by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 800 f/5.6 1/5000's, AI Servo Mode (Handheld). 10 fps High-Speed continuous shooting mode.


Credit to the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and EF 400mm f/5.6L lens pairing for fast and effortless focus and tracking (using AI Servo Case 1 and the Large Zone AF selection).

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Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town 

Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
Swift Tern - Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

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