21 April 2018

Birds in Flight Photography on a crisp Saturday Morning

Little Egret in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Little Egret in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

A few of us ventured out this morning for some Birds in Flight photography and to assess the Diep River water levels down at Woodbridge Island.

Restoration of the old Wooden Bridge
We spent quite some time discussing the proposed restoration of the old wooden bridge of which should hopefully begin shortly - our biggest concern is the probable impact on the bird life - but, hopefully all will return back to normal after the restoration.

Cape Town Location
Diep River Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Lexar Professional 800x / 120MB/s 32GB CF Card

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 400 - 1000)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld

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Red-Knobbed coot in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Red-Knobbed coot in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island

Blacksmith plover in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Blacksmith plover in Flight : Diep River / Woodbridge Island

Yellow-billed duck - Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Yellow-billed duck - Diep River / Woodbridge Island

White-breasted cormorant : Diep River / Woodbridge Island
White-breasted cormorant : Diep River / Woodbridge Island

Giant Kingfisher flying out the fog over Woodbridge Island
Giant Kingfisher flying out the fog over Woodbridge Island


Cape Shoveller Duck in Flight Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Cape Shoveller Duck in Flight Diep River / Woodbridge Island

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

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town