01 September 2021

Portraits of Birds : Woodbridge Island | Kirstenbosch

Speckled Pigeon: Portraits of Birds in Flight Woodbridge Island
Birds (in Flight) photography can be challenging at times. Its never a certainty that a 100% well-framed images are going to end up in your camera's memory card. 

Birds / Birds in Flight photographed at Kirstenbosch and Woodbridge Island.

From time to time I also end up with birds that's either to fast, I see them too late or perhaps they are to close to my 400mm lens. I end up of what I refer to as portrait shots - although my intension was the complete bird in flight.

If the images are in focus I will attempt to post-process them as Birds / Birds in Flight portraits.

Birds / Birds In Flight Portraits

  • Speckled pigeon
  • Sunbird
  • Hadeda ibis
  • African sacred ibis
  • Cape cormorant
  • African spoonbill
  • Yellow-billed duck
  • Cape spurfowl

Location
Diep River / Woodbridge Island / Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Canon Camera / Lens Settings

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Canon EOS 70D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
  • Manual Mode: Auto-ISO: 320 - 640 / Aperture:  f/5.6 / Shutter Speed: 1/1000s - 1/3200s
  • AI Servo: Case 1: Wide Zone AF / 10 fps High Speed Continuous Mode (EOS 7D Mark II)
  • AI Servo: Zone AF / 7 fps High Speed Continuous Mode (EOS 70D)

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

Upside Down Sunbird Portrait Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Vernon Chalmers Photography
Upside Down Sunbird Portrait Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Cape Town

Hadeda Ibis Portrait Woodbridge Island
Hadeda Ibis Portrait Woodbridge Island Milnerton

African Sacred Ibis Portrait Woodbridge Island Vernon Chalmers Photography
African Sacred Ibis Portrait Woodbridge Island Milnerton

Portrait of a Cape Cormorant over The Diep River Woodbridge Island
Portrait of a Cape Cormorant over The Diep River Woodbridge Island Milnerton

African Spoonbill over The Diep River Woodbridge Island
Portrait of an African Spoonbill over The Diep River Woodbridge Island Milnerton

Yellow-Billed Duck over The Diep River Woodbridge Island
Portrait of a Yellow-Billed Duck over The Diep River Woodbridge Island Milnerton

Cape Spurfowl Portrait Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Cape Town
Cape Spurfowl Portrait Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town View

Bird Species Kirstenbosch Garden View

Glorious Morning at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden View