Black and White Birds

04th December 2011
Some more photographs from my Isle of Wight trip, these were taken on the beach in Ryde.
After checking a tide timetable I aimed to get to the beach just before high tide so that the birds would be moved towards me rather than me having to chase them.

I was in luck and was able to set myself up and wait, the Sanderlings were always on the move so often it mostly just a case of settling in and waiting and they would walk past you.

They never really stopped moving so I used AI Servo and the central focussing point. I have the AF-On button on the 7D configured to stop AF so I can control the focussing when a subject stops.



Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/400s @ f7.1 ISO 200


Sanderling - Calidris alba
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/400s @ f7.1 ISO 200


Sanderling - Calidris alba
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/640s @ f6.3 ISO 400


Sanderling - Calidris alba
Canon EOS 7D with 100-400 lens @ 400mm
1/400s @ f6.3 ISO 200

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