10 April 2017

Macro & Close-Up Photography Cape Town Support Group


https://web.facebook.com/groups/1631762063507822/

Macro & Close-Up Photography Cape Town Support Facebook Group

Invitation to registered delegates of the Macro & Close-Up Photography Cape Town Workshops

Photographers who have attended any of our Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town in the past (or about to attend and is registered / confirmed) are welcome to join this Facebook Support Group for uploading photos, learn more, and for getting online support.

The Macro & Close-Up Photography Support Group is a private photography enthusiast community dedicated to the continuous practice and support for any Macro / Close-Up Photography workshop delegate who has attended the Workshop in the past.

Macro / Close-Up Photography Support
Any registered delegate who has attended the Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop is welcome to post images and / or request any support with regard to macro / close-up images and / or related camera gear.

Goal and Objectives of the Support Group
A closed / private Facebook Group assisting delegates of the Vernon Chalmers / Jacques Myburgh Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Cape Town Workshops with ongoing skills development and hands-on support in terms of:

  • Photo sharing, learning and Q&A platform
  • Discussing relevant knowledge / skills and related settings
  • New gear purchasing assistance / guidance (no sales)
  • One-on-one facilitation for fine-tuning camera / lens settings
  • Post-processing advice and guidance

Minimum EXIF Data
(when uploading images)
Please add at least ISO / Aperture and Shutter Speed with body / lens ID. You don't need to repeat it on every image. Only in your main description if uploading more than one. You're also welcome to just ask a question.

Image Quality
Image quality is not essential - more important is asking questions and sharing various elements of your Landscape Photography learning process.

NB!! External Sharing into the group

Please use discretion when sharing your external photos - it is recommended that all relevant EXIF data is provided (as with most of the images in the Group).
Content other than personal images

Only publish / share your own images
Please do not make new posts with external Facebook Page links other than reference to your own images. You're welcome to make reference to other content / online learning material in discussions with other members, but not as a new post.

Publishing Camera / Photo Information

Please share minimum camera / lens / phone / location information such as brand and other settings if available (Aperture / ISO / Shutter). If you don't know please ask before / when you post.

Asking Questions
Anybody is also welcome to post questions to the group or Admins to answer. You don't have to post it with an image, just ask a question re general camera / lens / photography settings.

Brand / Product / Service Marketing or Promotion
Please refrain from deliberate brand, product, service promotion for any other purpose than naming your camera / lens and related accessories.
Please use discretion when adding / sharing any other content other than your own photos, comments and questions.

Admin / Moderators: Vernon Chalmers / Jacques Myburgh


Macro & Close-Up Photography Cape Town Support Group
Canon EOS 70D / EF 100mm Macro Lens

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01 April 2017

Pied Kingfisher - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Pied Kingfisher - Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfisher in the Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island. All kingfisher photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (fast shutter speeds 1/1600 - 1/2500s). Handheld.

The relatively small, fast moving and very elusive Pied Kingfishers are by far the most challenging Birds In Flight to photograph in the Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island. Fortunately, from time to time, they present themselves (at a distance) to hover high above the water before the quick dive for small fish and the like. The fast auto-focus and high frame rate of the Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM prime lens combination provides for enough reach, focus and speed to capture them.

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Pied Kingfisher in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)
Pied Kingfisher in Flight Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)


Pied Kingfisher in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)
Pied Kingfisher in Flight Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)


Pied Kingfisher in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)
Pied Kingfisher in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm)

Birds in Flight P)photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight P)photography Cape Town


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

A Rare Giant Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Giant Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island
A quick glimpse of a rare Giant Kingfisher above the Milnerton Lagoon, Woodbridge Island. Today was only the second time in more than three years for getting a good photographic opportunity (in-flight and perched) of the Giant Kingfisher. 

All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. (Manual Mode: f6.3 / ISO 800 - 1600 / 1/5000s / 10 fps / AI Servo / Handheld).

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Giant Kingfisher in Flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Giant Kingfisher in Flight  at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Giant Kingfisher in Flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Giant Kingfisher in Flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Giant Kingfisher in Flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Giant Kingfisher in Flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


A Rare Giant Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island
Giant Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town