10 October 2019

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photo Gallery

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography

Birds in Flight Photography Gallery / Birds in Flight Settings
A gallery of various birds In flight sample images captured with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM lens shooting at 10 frames per second (and various AF Cases - as configurations of the advanced 65-Point AF System) at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Note: Fast shutter speeds / panning handheld in Manual Mode. All images processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 / 7 / 8 CC. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Cropping.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II for Birds in Flight Photography
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with either the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM or EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is currently (in my opinion) the best Canon APS-C DSLR combination for well-focused and sharp images of various birds in flight. I have worked extensively with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L lens and have had various testing opportunities with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. My personal lens preference is the 400mm prime lens for its super-fast AF speed for action / birds in flight photography. 


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fog / Higher ISO Performance
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with the 400mm f/5.6L USM lens performs best in good light (up to ISO 1200), but I am satisfied with certain images up to ISO 3200 (in fog / low light conditions).

Impressions / Testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

My original thoughts after testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II before replacing one of my Canon EOS 70Ds with a new Canon EOS 7D Mark II as my main birds in flight / action photography body. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens First Impressions Article

Long Term Use and Experience Canon EOS 7D Mark II


Cape Teal Duck  :  Auto-ISO 500
Auto-ISO for Birds in Flight Photography
All images in the below gallery were captured using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Auto-ISO function.

During the EOS 7D Mark II's 2014 launch the camera was documented by Rudy Winston from Canon USA as Canon's most advanced Auto- ISO at the time (on any EOS body, including the Canon EOS-1D X).

The Auto-ISO range for most of the images are between
ISO 320 - 1600. In our good light in Cape Town I'm more
 than satisfied with using the Auto-ISO setting at all times
(for action photography) - the noise I do get is easily addressed in Adobe Lightroom.

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town / Canon EOS DSLR Training
I offer a variety of Birds in Flight workshops and private tutoring in Cape Town. For my Photography Workshops Cape Town go Here and for private tutoring / skills development go Here or Contact Me for more information. 

Starting out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Capturing / Tracking Variables for Improved Birds in Flight Photography View

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Supporting documents View

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens - Photo / Sample Gallery Woodbridge Island

Vernon Chalmers Copyright: Birds in Flight Photography Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Please do not use / re-publish any Vernon Chalmers Birds in Flight photography images without permission. View the Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy for more more information.

Birds in Flight Photography Training Gift Vouchers View

(Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight Photography - Click to Enlarge / Slide Show)

European / Common Starling - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersReed Cormorant in Flight - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Spotted Thick-knee Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSandwich Tern Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

White-breasted cormorant - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersGreater flamingo - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersSacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBlacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark IIBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIEuropean / Common Starling - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersYellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersRed-knobbed coot - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

African oystercatcher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Spoonbill - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Sacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IISwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IISwift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II v

Pied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersPied Kingfisher -Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBlacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

African oystercatcher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Caspian Tern - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersCaspian Tern - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Blacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers Blacksmith plover - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Giant Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Sacred Ibis Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Pied Kingfishers - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersBirds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II GalleryLittle Egret - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon ChalmersPurple Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Little Egret - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Grey Heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Grey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers Grey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersRed-Billed Teal in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II

White-breasted cormorant - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey Heron - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Red-knobbed coot - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Giant Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery
      
Pied Kingfisher - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersBlack-winged Stilt- Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Swift Tern in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersWoodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Reed Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersKing Gull in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Sacred Ibis in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersGrey heron in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Vernon Chalmers Photography Little Egret in Flight Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Egyptian Goose in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark IIYellow-Billed Duck in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Egyptian Goose in flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark IIPortrait of a Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Yellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon ChalmersYellow-billed duck - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds In Flight Photo Gallery


Egret above the Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers PhotographyPeregrine Falcon in flight above Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers Photography

Cape Teal Ducks in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers PhotographyGrey Heron in Flight Diep River Woodbridge Island Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vernon Chalmers Photography

African Spoonbill in flight over the Diep River Woodbridge Island - Vernon Chalmers Photography CopyrightCape Cormorant in flight over the Diep River Woodbridge Island - Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright

Southern Red Bishop Male in Flight - Copyright Vernon Chalmers Southern Red Bishop Female in Flight - Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Great white pelican in flight at Woodbridge Island.Little Egret in flight at Woodbridge Island.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Black Winged Stilt in Flight Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers PhotographyCanon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery Speckled Pigeon in flight at Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography


Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32GB 
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32G

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Manual Mode Settings* (Settings for Birds in Flight Photography)

  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/5000s 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 - f/6.3 
  • Focal length 400mm 
  • Auto-ISO 400-3200 
  • AF Mode: Zone / Wide Zone 
  • AF Cases (1 / 2 / 6) 
  • AI Servo / 10 fps multi-shot
  • Handheld 

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Settings (for Birds in Flight Photography)
  • Autofocus On
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length 400mm

 Birds in Flight Photography: Post-Processing

  • All images captured in RAW (CR2) on both memory cards
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • Adobe Lightroom 6: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • RAW to JPEG conversion in Lightrooom 5.7 / 6
  • Publish to Vernon Chalmers Photography Website / Facebook

*These are my primary go-to settings for Bird in Flight Photography around Woodbridge Island. Matter of fact, I don't change the settings much for perched birds or most other interesting stationary subjects. From time-to-time I may change to Av mode.

All Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens images © Vernon Chalmers 2015 - 2016


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / AI Servo Case Menu

Egyptian Goose - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II  Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Egyptian Goose in Flight / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town View

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