17 May 2021

Birds in Flight on a Beautiful Blue Monday

White-Breasted Cormorant Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island
White-Breasted Cormorant
I went down the river for a birds in flight session along the Diep River, Woodbridge Island earlier this morning and I was greeting with glorious weather. Crisp windless early morning light, with clear an exquisite clear blue sky and water. The only clouds around was those floating off the top of Table Mountain.

Woodbridge Island Bird Species View
Over and the river was easily more than 15 to 20 birds species; from kings gulls, kelp gulls, swift terns, sandwich terns, red-knobbed coots, little egrets, greater egrets, grey herons, Egyptian geese, Cape teal ducks, yellow-billed ducks, pied kingfishers, African black oystercatchers, white-throated cormorants, Cape cormorants and a low flying African spoonbill.

A few birds in flight from this morning:
  • White-breasted cormorant
  • Cape teal ducks
  • Egyptian goose
  • Rock pigeon
  • Cape cormorant

Canon Camera / Lens Settings
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Manual Mode
  • Auto-ISO: 320 - 640
  • Aperture:  f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3200s
  • AI Servo: Case 1: Wide Zone
  • 10 fps High Speed Continuous Mode
  • Handheld

Post-Processing
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 9.4: Cropping. Colour correction / noise reduction / lens profile correction.


Cape Teal Ducks Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island
Cape Teal Ducks Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island

Egyptian Goose Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island
Egyptian Goose Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island

Rock Pigeon Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island
Rock Pigeon Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island

Cape Cormorant Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island
White-Breasted Cormorant Diep River Milnerton Woodbridge Island 

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town View