Canarian Wildlife

Not the most obvious location for a wildlife safari but when needs must the migrant photographer must make do with what’s around.

All images are taken with the PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 – nearly all are at 400mm (800mm FF equiv) and most at iso 800 in order to maintain some semblance of a sensible shutter speed, especially for the waders (shorebirds) that rarely or in the case of the Sanderling never stand still.  All hand held.

All images have been edited in Lightroom to my taste and most have been cropped to better fill the frame with the subject.  Adjustments are generally to highlights and shadows, a tiny amount of clarity and heavily masked sharpening added.  I am finding that at iso 800 there is inevitably some image noise and therefore you have to be very careful with sharpening, I guess given the size of the m43 photosites this is only to be expected.

I am also learning that with the G9s sensor it is essential not to underexpose as it is far easier to recover data from the highlights that it is the shadows, where an underexposed image can look very noisy even at relatively low iso.

As always click on the images and click again to see them larger.

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Sanderling – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/3200s – iso 800
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Sanderling – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/2500s – iso 800
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Sanderling – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/3200s – iso 800
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Turnstone – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/1600s – iso 800
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Turnstone – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/1600s – iso 800
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Wimbrel – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/400s – iso 400
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Berthelot’s Pipit – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 250mm – f/5.4 – 1/1000s – iso 400
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Berthelot’s Pipit – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/1000s – iso 400
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Barbary Ground Squirrel – PL 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 @ 400mm – f/6.3 – 1/500s – iso 400

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