22 December 2017

Low Light Photography - Intaka Island, Cape Town

African Sacred Ibis Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town
African Sacred Ibis in Flight - Intaka Island (ISO 2500 - 3200)
I don't often go to Intaka Island for Birds in Flight photography, but spent some time there early this morning. Unlike Woodbridge Island, the best hide-area at Intaka Island is shooting mostly directly into the sun.

Early morning Birds in Flight Photography at Woodbridge Island is always with the sun behind the photographer (offering direct, but soft light on the birds).

These images (from an Intaka Island hide) are captured at Auto-ISO with the dark-green foliage adding for an additional challenge to the low / variable light conditions.

I rarely shoot higher than ISO 1600 with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm F/5.6L USM lens, but in many ways (ito the conditions) I'm more than satisfied with these images and outing to Intaka Island.

With Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (4 consecutive frames @ 10 fps)

Cape Town Birds in Flight Shooting Location / Conditions
Intaka Island, Cape Town. Overcast (no wind)

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African Sacred Ibis Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town

African Sacred Ibis Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 3200 - Intaka Island, Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town 

African Sacred Ibis Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town

African Sacred Ibis Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens ISO 2500 - Intaka Island, Cape Town

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

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