11 October 2019

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Speckled pigeon in flight at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
During my morning routine of Birds in Flight Photography at Woodbridge Island I was close enough to witness and quickly capture the landing routine of one of the local speckled pigeons on the Otto Du Plessis roadside of the Diep River.

Lightroom Post-Processing
All images processed in Lightroom 8. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Sharpness and noise reduction applied. Due to the low light / higher ISO images I spent more time with post-processing that I would in good light.

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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: 1/4000s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto-ISO (ISO 640 - all 5 images)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps)
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Large / Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Image 1: Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Image 2: Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Image 3: Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island

Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Image 4: Landing Sequence of a Speckled Pigeon, Woodbridge Island

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