Giants Castle – Bearded vultures and endless landscapes

Adult bearded vulture   The view from the famous rock… (Image stitched from 4 separate frames) Wildlife- and nature photography is all about exploring new frontiers and literally broadening one’s horizons. I  recently had the privilege to do just that, when I visited the Giants Castle Nature Reserve… Where and what is Giants Castle?   Giants…


General DSLR setup for wildlife and birds in flight photography

There are many resources which you will find on the internet and elsewhere on how to set up your DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera for wildlife and birds in flight photography, but here is my take on it… I will walk you through my general camera setup of my Canon 7D, but most of…

  • Thea TroetscherJuly 15, 2013 - 20:20 - Thank you so much for this site!!! It is amazing! Love your photos and you are a natural teacher!
    Best shooting to you,

  • linruphoto@gmail.comJuly 16, 2013 - 06:51 - Thanks Thea! Appreciate the feedback!ReplyCancel

  • prabir kumar dasJanuary 6, 2015 - 10:40 - great! I learnt a lot of thingsReplyCancel

  • MabelLucy HaysApril 8, 2015 - 11:30 - I am still gaining experience with my 7D before I purchase the 7Dii down the road so even though your article is 2 years old it is a great find for me.
    Thank you for your time and energy.
    Do you have the same information if you are supposed to be doing wildlife but get sidetracked with general landscape or storm clouds etc?
    I am guessing you would have one of the custom settings set up for this??
    Thanks again :))ReplyCancel

  • KrishSeptember 25, 2015 - 10:06 - I am a learner wuth a Nikon D3300 and a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF but dreaming to become a great photographer some day. Your advice will help me a lot, really. If you permit, then I may sometimes ask you some silly questions on this topic (not about neighbor’s wife) I am sure,,,ha ha haReplyCancel

  • Manoj SingrakhiaNovember 22, 2015 - 13:52 - Hi Rudi,
    Thank you very much for the post, these posts connects wild life enthusiast from all around the globe.
    Need you assistance in setting up the C1, 2, 3 function on my Canon 7D.

  • EstebanApril 6, 2016 - 22:01 - Great information and a super Website.
    Good jobb Rudi, many thanks…

  • Johan CalitzJune 12, 2016 - 10:25 - Very good and helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Ratnang SinghAugust 16, 2016 - 18:43 - You’re a life saver .. ! This had been so good ! Thankyou so much for really simplifying a lot of things for me !!ReplyCancel

Canon 7D Custom Function Settings for Birds in Flight and Wildlife Photography

  Many people have asked me what custom function settings I use with my Canon 7D for birds in flight photography and wildlife photography in general. A recent request prompted me to do this blog post, even though it is almost a certainty than we will see a new Canon 7D II sometime next year…

  • UnknownDecember 18, 2012 - 06:24 - Hi Rudi – thank you so much for this. I was going to ask about the general camera setup (Av Tv or M) but I have just seen the last sentence – so I will wait to learn from your experience. Very excited about the 7d MKII. Will be in the market for that one!ReplyCancel

    • linruphoto@gmail.comDecember 18, 2012 - 10:22 - Thanks for the feedback Mr/Me Unknown… Yip the 7DII will rock! I will do a post on general camera setup soon in the new year!ReplyCancel

  • BørgeApril 9, 2013 - 19:02 - Thanks for sharing this info! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • wayne ackermanApril 13, 2013 - 20:57 - Hi Rudi
    Thanks for the above info. Very informative. Could you give your views on the different metering modes sometime.
    Rgds- WayneReplyCancel

    • linruphoto@gmail.comApril 15, 2013 - 07:48 - Thanks for the feedback Wayne! I am planning a post on general camera setup to be published soon and will try and incorporate the metering modes as well…ReplyCancel

  • HGMay 9, 2013 - 18:40 - Fantastic info…I love how you explain more in depth what each control does as it pertains to wildlife…way more information here than in the manual. Thanks again for this post!ReplyCancel

  • LinaMay 13, 2015 - 23:14 - IPV een andere body geinvesteerd in een nieuwe lens: 100-400L. Ik ben benieuwd met jouw aanwijzingen. Bedankt voor de info!!ReplyCancel

    • Rudi van den HeeverMay 14, 2015 - 08:56 - Bly die inligting kon help Lina!ReplyCancel

  • Dick LatooijMay 30, 2015 - 11:23 - Thanks for both this and the BIF 7d settings reviews ! On the point of AF Point Selection fully concur with your view that for the Canon 7D Single Point Selection for birds in flight is the best option. Indeed my Nikon D700 is somewhat better on multipoint AF selection.
    Thanks again – a great help !

    best wishes, Dick LatooijReplyCancel

Image processing – Calibrating a good foundation

I recently purchased a new monitor in an attempt to upgrade my old 24″ LCD monitor to a new 27″ LED monitor. It all sounds great and it was (initially), until I ran into all sorts of trouble in respect of color management and the calibration of my new monitor… I spent hours searching the…