03 October 2019

Birds in Flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Egyptian goose landing in the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
What started off as a bright sunny morning  turned very quickly into low light with some cloud cover.

I worked with f/5.6 (largest aperture of my lens) and 1/3200s to keep the Auto-ISO between 400 - 800.

I am reasonable happy with the outcomes and it was pleasing to see that most of the birds species made their way back for the summer.

Birds in flight (from the top)
  • Egyptian goose
  • Cape teal duck
  • African oystercatcher
  • Common starling
  • Levaillant's cisticola

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
Milnerton Lagoon Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Over the Diep River flowing past the Milnerton Golf Course

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

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 400 - 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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Cape teal duck in flight over the  Diep River, Woodbridge Island
Cape teal duck in flight over the  Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Oystercather in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
Oystercather in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Common starling in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
Common starling in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Cisticola in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
Cisticola in flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

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