12 May 2018

Low Light Photography: African Darter in Flight

African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame
Canon EOS Autofocus / Birds in Flight Photography Training
Four consecutive frames of an African darter in flight using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's 10 fps Continuous Shooting mode.

Images were captured in very poor light conditions and all frames are at ISO 1000.

Cape Town Location
Diep River / Table Bay Nature Reserve
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: 1/3200s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 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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African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 1/4
African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 1/4

African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 2/4
African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 2/4

African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 3/4
African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 3/4

African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 4/4
African Darter in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island / Cape Town Frame 4/4

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