15 July 2022

Unlock as much value as possible from your (long) lens…

Creative Bird / Flower Photography Cape Town with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

For birding we often want to go as ‘long’ as we can as far as our lenses are concerned – often forgetting what else is ‘in closer view’ to capture the natural beauty around…

Taking Advantage of Early Morning African Light for Birds in Flight Photography

Cape Teal Ducks with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Cape Teal Ducks with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens : Woodbridge Island

What I have learned over the years is not always to change a lens, purchase a new lens (or camera) for various subjects, but to extract as much value as possible from the camera / lens in hand – at any given moment.

All four images captured with the same camera / 400mm lens and (birds in flight) settings at Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve, Cape Town

Canon Camera / Lens used:
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • Manual Mode: f/5.6 / Auto-ISO (Various)
  • Shutter Speed: 1/3200s - 1/4000s
  • No Lens IS / Handheld

Small Butterfly with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Small Butterfly with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens : Woodbridge Island

Wild flower with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Wild flower with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens : Woodbridge Island

Hadida Ibis with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Hadeda Ibis with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens : Arnhem / Woodbridge Island


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