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Chobe River Bird Images Part 1 and 2


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#1 theplainswanderer

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:12 PM

Had two fabulous days on the Chobe River - just two of us and our guide/driver in the boat so he manouvered the booat many times allowing for some nice images. What a fabulous place the Chobe River is!

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 11:19 PM

Common Sandpiper

Black Heron

Common Squacco Heron

Glossy Ibis

African Jacana

Giant Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 10:27 AM

@theplainswanderer David, I just merged these two topics keeping them together. Wonderful photos. What were the tech specs?


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 11:22 AM

~ Hello @theplainswanderer!

 

Your bird images are a treat to see. 

 

I'd never heard of the Chobe River, but thanks to your posting I now appreciate it's birdlife.

 

In Africa field guides I'd seen depictions of black herons, but always wondered what they'd actually look like in the field.

 

Your two black heron images are exactly what I needed. Really nice detail, including the eyes.

 

Many thanks for these!

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 08:58 PM

Hi Game Warden - images from Chobe River article were taken with either Canon EOS 7D with 300mm F/2.8L IS USM 11 with x 2 converter or with Canon 40D with 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

~ Hello @theplainswanderer!

 

Your bird images are a treat to see. 

 

I'd never heard of the Chobe River, but thanks to your posting I now appreciate it's birdlife.

 

In Africa field guides I'd seen depictions of black herons, but always wondered what they'd actually look like in the field.

 

Your two black heron images are exactly what I needed. Really nice detail, including the eyes.

 

Many thanks for these!

 

                     Tom K.

Hi Tom - seeing the Black Heron ( or also called Black Egret) was a great moment - what was really special was seeing the bird hunting for prey and therefore taking on the umbrella pose whereby the bird encloses its wings around itself - I managed an image attached.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:46 AM

Beautiful photos and wow!  really spectacular birds! 



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Posted 30 March 2015 - 12:28 PM

wonderful stuff @theplainswanderer

Chobe river really is a top spot for bird photography


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:51 PM

@ theplainswanderer

Great images. Thank you for posting them. Is that a buffalo carcass next to the vulture in your first post?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Hi Alexander - yes a very smelly and well devoured buffalo carcass - Egrets strangely enough and the Hooded Vulture were most interested in it! 



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

wonderful stuff @theplainswanderer

Chobe river really is a top spot for bird photography

 

~ @Soukous:

 

Thank you for noting the value of the Chobe river for bird photography.

 

Those with as limited experience as myself are keen to know what locations might merit special consideration for future travels.

 

Until joining Safaritalk less than two months ago, I'd never heard of the Chobe river.

 

With Appreciation,

 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

Hi Game Warden - images from Chobe River article were taken with either Canon EOS 7D with 300mm F/2.8L IS USM 11 with x 2 converter or with Canon 40D with 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.

 

 

~ @theplainswanderer:

 

That's so helpful to know!

 

While once again enjoying your superb Chobe river bird images, I wondered what equipment was used. Now I know.

 

Nonetheless, it's the photographer behind the camera and lens who selects the setting and composes the image.

 

I really appreciate your sharing your camera equipment information.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:50 PM

Great images, Great species as well 

 

I always enjoy Chobe, Botswana is in a class of its own.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:27 PM

Fabulous images! The light is just perfect and your shots are pin sharp! Gorgeous! :)
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