08 June 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Shoot @ Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Shoot @ Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 80D  : Woodbridge Island 
Invitation to all Birds in Flight Photographers in Cape Town / or new photographers interested in Birds in Flight photography

With our Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop  now only scheduled for Saturday 2 July @ Intaka Island I will be doing an informal shoot & discussion next Saturday morning from +- 08:30 - 11:00 at Woodbridge Island.

This Birds in Flight Photography shoot is not a training session, just a walk-about opportunity for fine-tuning your own skills / settings. I'm happy to answer as many questions as possible. All camera bodies welcome. Minimum recommended lens length +- 300mm (a kit lens of 55-250mm is the absolute minimum).


Canon EOS 80D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM 1st Impressions Article.


There is no cost. Please dress warm. There are a few coffee shops on the Island should you want to stop by for a coffee after the shoot.


You do not have to RSVP for this event. We will just proceed at 09:00. I will meet everybody from 08:30 in front of the Milnerton Canoe Club - just over the Main Bridge to your right (between the two bridges). Map to Woodbridge Island

Feel free to Contact Me for more information.

More Birds in Flight Photography at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Birds in Flight Photography Discussion Points
  • Body / Lens settings
  • Exposure settings
  • Bird behaviour
  • Best areas to shoot (around Woodbridge Island)

Birds in Flight Informal Shoot @ Woodbridge Island 11 June 2016
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens : Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town View

04 June 2016

Great White Pelican in Flight - Woodbridge Island | Cape Town

Happy to see the Great White Pelican above Woodbridge Island again

I did a mini-shoot with a few members from the Tygerberg Photographic Society this morning. It was a bit windy, but very nice to see everybody and to discuss / share Birds in Flight photography knowledge.

All great white pelican photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. (Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 1250 / 1/5000s / 10 fps / AI Servo / Extended Zone AF / AF Case 1 / Handheld).


Location:  Woodbridge Island Milnerton Cape Town. More great white pelicans in flight at Woodbridge Island.

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Pelican : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

Pelican : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

Pelican : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

Pelican : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

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


Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town View

01 June 2016

Perched Birds - Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island

After facilitating this past weekend's Macro & Close-Up Workshop at Intaka Island, Century City Cape Town, I took some time out this morning for my own photography. I went for a walkabout around the Table Bay Nature Reserve (just off Woodbridge Island) and captured a few perched birds - with my typical birds in flight settings.

All perched birds photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (Handheld). Manual mode: ISO 640 - 1250 / f/6.3 1/4000s.

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Weaver : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Weaver : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island


Waxbill : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Waxbill : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island


Cisticola : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Cisticola : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island


Weaver : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Weaver : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

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

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Nikon Butterfly & Bee Macro Photography Cape Town

In preparation for our Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town next month Joseph Inns captured a few butterflies and bees at Butterfly World, Paarl.

Nikon Equipment Used
  • Nikon D7100 Body
  • Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Nikon 50mm f/2 Lens

Macro / Close- Up Accessories Used
For the bee images Joseph used a set of Kenko Close-Up filters on the Nikon 18-200mm lens and a reverse ring on the Nikon 50mm lens.

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Butterfly &Bee Macro and Close-Up Photography - Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100  Image Credit: Joseph Inns

Butterfly &Bee Macro and Close-Up Photography - Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.6 ISO 800  Image Credit: Joseph Inns

Butterfly &Bee Macro and Close-Up Photography - Joseph Inns
With Nikon D7100 / 18-200mm Lens f/5.6 ISO 1000  Image Credit: Joseph Inns

Butterfly &Bee Macro and Close-Up Photography - Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm f/11 / ISO 125 Image Credit: Joseph Inns

Butterfly &Bee Macro and Close-Up Photography - Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / 50mm f/2 / ISO 125 Image Credit: Joseph Inns


Vernon Chalmers Photography / Training Workshops Cape Town
  • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More