It has been a while since I did any birding photography. At one stage in my career that was all I focused on and one way or the other I just stopped. Why I have no idea but this I can say I have missed it a lot. I think it is time to start doing it again. I totally forgot how to do bird in flight photo’s and jeez did I have a lot of out of focus ones….
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein
For Lizette’s third photography lesson I decided that a field trip will be the practical thing to do. I took her to Melkbos, Blaauwberg, Table View and on our way back we stopped on the Vissershok Road and at Clara Anna Fontein.
At Melkbos Lizette had to take some landscape photo’s using her tripod and her 18-55mm lens. She had to move around and capture the area from different spots. She also had to play with her ISO and her Aperture Priority. She had to make sure that the photo are in focus and also at the right exposure. To get this right she had to play with her ISO and F-Stop settings.
Here are some of my photo’s taken at Melkbos also using my Takara Tripod, My Canon EOS 7D and my Canon 18-200mm lens.
It was freezing cold and we moved on to our next destination Blaauwberg. Here I borrowed Lizette my Sigma 70-300mm. She was in love with the lens. The main reason I think is because she could zoom in. Again she had to use her tripod and also do some free hand shots of birds in flight. We also had to test our patience to get some nice splashes against the rocks.
Here are a few of my photo’s taken at Blaauwberg.
After our shoot at Blaauwberg we went to Table View were we had a light lunch and the I went and took some photo’s of the ship wreck. I’ll post a series of the ship wreck over the years one of these days.
We then went home via Vissershok Road.
Our last stop before heading home was at the fence of Clara Anna Fontein a Private Game farm not far from us.
A Father Is: There in every memory. See his love and care, Strength and hands to count on. Freely he does share. Provider, toil so faithfully. To make our dreams come true. Give strong and tender discipline though it is hard to do. A Father is God’s chosen one. To lead the family and point it to His will for life Of love and harmony…