01 July 2022

Portraits of Birds : Woodbridge Island | Kirstenbosch

Portraits of Birds Cape Town / Cape Peninsula

Speckled Pigeon: Portraits of Birds in Flight Woodbridge Island
Speckled Pigeon: Portraits of Birds in Flight Woodbridge Island

Portraits of Birds
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, Cape Town

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.

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