01 June 2021

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. 

From time to time I also end up with birds that's either to fast, I see them to 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 in Flight portraits.

A few Birds In Flight Portrait shots

  • Cape cormorant
  • African Spoonbill
  • Yellow-billed duck

Location
Diep River / Woodbridge Island

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

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

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

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

African Spoonbill over The Diep River Woodbridge Island
African Spoonbill over The Diep River Woodbridge Island

Yellow-Billed Duck over The Diep River Woodbridge Island
Yellow-Billed Duck over The Diep River Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town View