A lot easier to photograph when its flying towards the wing the Sandwich tern is one of the sky’s more elegant flyer. Pro tip – Always avoid photograph these in mid-day situations as the camera isn’t able to handle the contrast with the all-white plumage and the black beak.

Captured with: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, Canon Extender EF 1.4x III – Handheld

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Focal length: 560mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500s


More than often you’ll see the Skylark hovering singing it well-known song. But once in a while you’ll find the male singing on the ground while flexing his plumage at his very best. And then you know there’s a female near by.

Captured with: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM, from car.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Exposure bias: -2/3EV
  • Focal length: 687mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s