01 January 2015

Confused Seagull - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Confused Seagull - Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Seagull in the Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island with golf ball most probably from the Milnerton Golf Course. The activity of dropping and collecting the ball from the lagoon continued for well over thirty minutes.

All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (fast shutter speeds 1/1600s).

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Seagull  Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Seagull Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D)


Seagull  Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Seagull Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D)


Seagull  Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Seagull Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D)

Seagull  Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Seagull Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D)

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Full Moon Milnerton Cape Town with Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera

Moon Photography: From Milnerton Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS night zoom capabilities. From 875 mm - 2 732 mm (no post-processing)

Please note: The JPG-image photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops in Google Picasa).

Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/8
  • Manfrotto Compact tripod

Location: Arnhem Milnerton' Cape Town

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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera
Moon / Night Photography: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera



Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera
Moon / Night Photography: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera 

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera
Moon / Night Photography: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Camera

Canon Long Exposure Photography Setup & Tips
Canon Long Exposure Photography Setup & Tips

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS / Speedlite 430EX II Flash

Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town   Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
All Image ©  Vernon Chalmers
Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town

Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.

Location: Arnhem Milnerton, Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS image quality and external Speedlite 430 EX II (E-TTL) flash (in a low light environment).

Canon Camera / Flash Equipment
  • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash
  • Manfrotto Compact monopod
  • Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce EW Diffuser

Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • Aperture f/7.1-f/8
  • Focal lengths (35 mm equiv) 76-162mm
  • ISO 320-400 TTL flash mode
  • Shutter speed: various (auto)

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).

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Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera

Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera

Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera

Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera

Cut Yellow Roses - Milnerton, Cape Town Photo with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - 10 Depth of Field Demo Photos View

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Zoom Demo

Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers 

Courting Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demonstration

Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Compact / Bridge camera.

ObjectiveDemonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom's digital zoom capabilities (focal length between 2186 - 2732mm).

Camera SettingsAv Mode: ISO 200, Aperture f/5.8. Shutter speed Auto. IS on. 35x Optical Zoom + 30-40x Digital Zoom. Handheld.

LocationArnhem Milnerton, Cape Town (early morning / overcast).

Please note: The JPG images where uploaded with limited contrast adjustment in Google Picasa 3, but no in-camera enhancements or additional software post-processing. 1st image cropped - rest Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC).

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Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Focal Length: 2732mm (35mm eqv)


Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Focal Length: 2186mm (35mm eqv)

Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Focal Length: 2186mm (35mm eqv.)


Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Focal Length: 2186mm (35mm eqv.)

Egyptian Geese: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super (Digital) Zoom Demo
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Focal Length: 2186mm (35mm eqv.)

Nature's very own Christmas tree decorations

Nature's very own Christmas decorations - with Canon EOS 700D

With Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens

Cape Town LocationConstantia. Cape Town


Photo: Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens
Photo: Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens

Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens Constantia Cape Town
Photo: Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens

Canon Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup & Tips
Canon Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup & Tips

Roses in Constantia Cape Town - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Photos taken with Canon Poweshot SX40 HS - AV Mode : ISO 100, Aperture f/5.6 with IS (Image Stabilisation). Various focal lengths.

Location: Constantia Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating the background blur capability of the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).

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Photo: Vernon Chalmers - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : Constantia Cape Town


Photo: Vernon Chalmers - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot SX 40HS : Constantia Cape Town


Photo: Vernon Chalmers - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : Constantia Cape Town

Close-up photos with Canon EOS 700D Milnerton Cape Town

Canon EOS 700D  Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Photos with Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS II lens and Canon Extension Tube EF25 II. AV Mode : ISO 100 - 400, Aperture f/5.6 - 11 with IS (Image Stabilisation where applicable). Various focal lengths.

Location: Milnerton Cape Town

Objective: Demonstrating close-up photography with Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 55-250mm lens and Canon Extension Tube.

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens 
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens 
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens 
  • Canon EF25 II Extension Tube (for last image close-up) 
  • Canon 500D close-Up Lens Filter 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash 
  • Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce EW Diffuser 

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).


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 Canon EOS 700D  / EF 50mm lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town


 Canon EOS 700D  / EF 50mm lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town 



 Canon EOS 700D  / EF-S  18-55mm IS STM lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town 



 Canon EOS 700D  / EF-S  18-55mm IS STM lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town 

 Canon EOS 700D  / EF-S 55-250mm lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town


 Canon EOS 700D  / EF-S 55-250mm lens and Canon Extension Tube
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town



Canon EOS 700D  Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town



Canon EOS 700D  Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town
Canon EOS 700D Photo: Vernon Chalmers Cape Town


Antics Of An Egyptian Goose - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demo

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration

Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Av Mode: ISO 100, Aperture f/5.6 and Manfrotto Compact tripod.

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS super-zoom's impressive optical and digital zoom capabilities (across the full zoom range) / and relative image quality.

Setting: Arnhem Milnerton, Cape Town

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Lens / Optical Specifications
  • 35x Canon USM optical zoom lens with IS
  • Digital zoom: 4 x (140 x total zoom)
  • Aperture: f2/7 at wide angle to f/5.8 at telephoto
  • Wide-angle 24mm to 840mm (35mm equivalent)


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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Wide-Angle Focal Length: 6.4 mm / 35mm equivalent: 38 mm


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Optical Zoom Focal Length : 28.8mm / 35mm equivalent: 168mm


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Optical Super Zoom Focal Length: 150.5mm / 35mm equivalent: 1708mm


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Super Zoom Focal Length: 150.5mm / 35mm equiv: 2186mm


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Super Zoom Demonstration
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Super Zoom Focal Length: 150.5mm / 35mm equiv: 2732mm

Cape Town at Night - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Long Exposure Demo

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 .15 seconds exposure
All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Cape Town Night / Long Exposure

Photos taken with (non-DSLR) Canon PowerShot SX40 HS - Manual Mode: ISO 100, Aperture f/8 and Manfrotto Compact tripod.

Objective: Demonstrating the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS long exposure / night zoom capabilities. Camera is limited to a slowest shutter speed of 15 seconds.

Location: From Arnhem Milnerton, across Woodbridge Island / Table Bay, Cape Town. Moonless evening.

Please note: The photographs where uploaded without any other in-camera enhancements or software post-processing (except for crops).

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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 .15 seconds exposure : Focal Length 186mm
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 15 seconds exposure : Focal Length 110mm


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS  : ISO 100 f/8
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 15 seconds exposure : Focal Length 186mm



Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 .15 seconds exposure
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 15 seconds exposure : Focal Length 634mm



Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100  f/8  15 seconds exposure
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS : ISO 100 f/8 15 seconds exposure : Focal Length 875mm

Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup & Tips
Long Exposure / Night Photography Setup & Tips

Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse at Festival of Cricket, Cape Town

Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse at Festival of Cricket Newlands with Canon EOS 700D
Photos taken with Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens - P Mode : ISO 100, Aperture f/8. Day 1 and 3 of the three day Cell C Festival of Cricket.

Vernon Chalmers Copyright: Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse at Festival of Cricket Newlands, Cape Town
Please do not use / re-publish any Cape Minstrels at Festival of Cricket Newlands, Cape Town Photography images without permission. View the Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy for more more information.

Cape Town Location
Sahara Park Cricket Stadium Newlands, Cape Town

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Cape Minstrels at Festival of Cricket Newlands with Canon 700D
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town  Photo: Vernon Chalmers

Cape Minstrels at Festival of Cricket Newlands with Canon 700D
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town  Photo: Vernon Chalmers

Cape Minstrels at Festival of Cricket Newlands with Canon 700D
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town   Photo: Vernon Chalmers

Cape Minstrels at Festival of Cricket Newlands with Canon 700D
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town   Photo: Vernon Chalmers

Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse   Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town   Photo: Vernon Chalmers

Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse   Photo: Vernon Chalmers
Cape Minstrels / Kaapse Klopse, Cape Town  Photo: Vernon Chalmers