A damn good start of the year

7 days of shooting starting 2 January, 5’500 shoots, one broken camera body, and probably a week of work just to select the best shoots (ok, assuming we talk plural here), but mostly it was about friendship and passion!

Head image: Image created at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 3 January 2016. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm. ISO 160, 1/100s, f/6.3, -1 EV, Evaluative metering

I’ve started the year scouting nature locations before the arrival of my friends from Japan. From the Singapore island Pulau Ubin, the mount Faber trail, Labrador Park and Sungei Buloh it was intense but most of the time under the clouds or even the thunderstorm alert; I was getting quite concerned about the arrival of my friends 4 days later.

Luckily enough I the weather changed right when they arrived and we had beautiful weather, and boy it was hot! For 4 days we went throughout Singapore, discovered together a few ones and had a blast!

Changeable Lizard, image created on Pulau Ubin on 7 January 2016. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. ISO 250, 1/160, f/5.6, Evaluative metering

Changeable Lizard, image created on Pulau Ubin on 7 January 2016. Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. ISO 250, 1/160, f/5.6, Evaluative metering

Oriental Pied Hornbill, image created on Pulau Ubin on 7 January 2016 with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS with Canon EF 1.4x Extender III. ISO 800, 1/6400, f/5.6, Evaluative metering (yes I didn't need to go that fast...)

Oriental Pied Hornbill, image created on Pulau Ubin on 7 January 2016 with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS with Canon EF 1.4x Extender III. ISO 800, 1/6400, f/5.6, Evaluative metering (yes I didn’t need to go that fast…)

The next weekend I returned to the Singapore Botanic Gardens after a short visit in 2015, just after it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showing some of its birds to a colleague from work. Unfortunately my Canon EOS 7D Mark II detached itself from its lens and fell on the concrete ground of a MRT station… verdict: it’ll go to Canon Service Center. Too bad, but these things happen, I just hope it’ll be back repaired soon, until then I can still use my faithful Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Black Swan at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, image created on 16 January 2016 with Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 400, 1/800 at f/5, +1/3 EV, Evaluative metering.

Black Swan at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, image created on 16 January 2016 with Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS. ISO 400, 1/800 at f/5, +1/3 EV, Evaluative metering.

So let’s see what 2016 has in store.

A damn good start of the yearChristian C. Berclaz
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2 comments on "A damn good start of the year"

  1. Claude Vuille-Lessard

    I had a look at your website and gallery. What an amazing body of work! 🙂

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