01 July 2021

Birds around Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve

Grey heron spreading wings - Table Bay Nature ReserveThe week after my field testing of the Canon EOS R6 I went out a couple of times with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II for some reference testing. I went for a view short hikes along the Diep river, Woodbridge Island and the adjacent Table Bay Nature Reserve(opposite the Milnerton Golf Course).

It felt really good to be back with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. My personal thought of changing from DSLR to Mirrorless

My Canon EOS 7D Mark II Long Term Experience and Use

Also captured my first sighting of an African black
duck in fight 

Woodbridge Island Bird Index

Birds photographed
  • Grey herons
  • speckled pigeons
  • Blacksmith lapwing
  • African darter
  • African black duck
  • Egyptian goose
  • Grey heron
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Levaillant's cisticola

Conditions and Location
Late morning winter sun with no wind at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Woodbridge Island Map

Canon Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Manual Mode
  • Auto-ISO: 400 - 1000
  • Aperture:  f/5.6 / f/6.3
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3200s
  • AI Servo: Case 1: Wide Zone
  • 10 fps High Speed Continuous Mode
  • Handheld

Post-Processing
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 9.0: Colour correction / noise reduction / lens profile correction.

Speckled pigeon - Woodbridge Island @ f/5.6
Speckled pigeon - Wooden bridge, Woodbridge Island

Speckled pigeon Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography
Speckled pigeon in flight - Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Blacksmith lapwing Woodbridge Island
Blacksmith lapwing  - Diep River, Woodbridge Island

African darter in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Darter in Flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

African black duck in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
African black duck in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

Egyptian goose in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Egyptian goose in flight - Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Low flying grey heron - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Low flying grey heron - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

Pied kingfisher in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Pied kingfisher in flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

Perched Levaillant's cisticola - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Perched Levaillant's cisticola - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

New Bird Species - Diep River, Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island View