13 September 2019

Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

With the overnight rain, no wind and almost-sunny conditions I took a bit of gamble and took off for a walk to the Table Bay Nature Reserve - about three or so kilometers from Woodbridge Island.

I've only starting seeing the Karoo prinia from this year and was quite excited to see another couple in the reserve this morning. He looked a bit grumpy and I assume I was not very welcome in his nest building territory.

Lightroom Post-Processing
All images processed in Adobe Lightroom 8. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Sharpness and noise reduction applied.

Cape Town Location
Table Bay Nature Reserve 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
  • SanDisk Extreme 64GB 120MB/s CF Card

I was still setup for my typical Birds in Flight Photography configuration. At least the settings stood me in good stead for the in-flight image

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto ISO (ISO 800)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Large / Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld

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Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island
Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island

Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island
Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island

Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island

Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island
Karoo prinia in the Table Bay Nature Reserve. Woodbridge Island

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