16 May 2018

Little Grebe - Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Little Grebe : Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town
This is the first year that I'm seeing so many little grebes swimming and diving in the Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town. Small water birds, skittish and elusive for any close-up photography.

I was quite fortunate to have had this little juvenile grebe diving and feeding past me without really noticing me, or hearing the high speed burst rate of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

Cape Town Location
Diep River - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Equipment Used (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 800 -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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Little Grebe - Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town - Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Little Grebe : Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Little Grebe - Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town - Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Little Grebe diving - Diep River, Woodbridge Island Cape Town

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