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Show us your little gems- pittas, kingfishers, trogons, broadbills, barbets etc.

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#21 offshorebirder

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

This female American Redstart (a warbler species) was taking a "leaf bath" outside my mother's kitchen window a couple of summers ago.  If you look closely, you can see her whiskers.

 

 

 

-- Actually, I should not have called them 'whiskers' which is not technically correct.  I should have referred to them as rictal bristles.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:15 AM

Pictures taken in Samburu

 

Red-and-yellow barbet

 

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Grey-headed kingfisher

 

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 07:25 PM

Prairie Warbler at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, South Carolina, USA.

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 10:05 AM

Giant Kingfisher (scan of a slide) taken in Krüger in 2002.

 

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 01:40 PM

Giant Kingfisher (scan of a slide) taken in Krüger in 2002.

 

~ @Bush dog

 

That's one of the most compelling bird images I've seen in Safaritalk.

 

Upon seeing it, one might despair of ever again posting any bird images of lower quality...or...one might take a deep breath and resolve to devote greater care to bird photography when next on safari.

 

As fine of an image on all counts as I've seen, as it tells a story with admirable clarity.

 

Thank you for posting it.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

And now, the couple of red-and-yellow barbets (Samburu)

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:58 PM

And now, the couple of red-and-yellow barbets (Samburu)

 

~ @Bush dog

 

It seldom gets as fine as that!

 

I've seen these at Samburu so admire the superb true-to-life color.

 

The focus lighting and overall composition is what I aspire to.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your artistry with us!

 

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 07:36 AM

Barranco Alto (Pantanal)

 

Amazon Kingfisher (Female)

 

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Ringed Kingfisher

 

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 08:29 AM

Love the Amazon Kingfisher  @Bush dog . What a gorgeous bird and superb images of it.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:43 PM

So many beautiful birds! Here's one I snapped today at Strumpshaw Fen. European kingfishers.
18990134124_7b78939db7_b.jpgI caught a fish and it was THIS BIG!! by Jo Dale, on Flickr
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If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
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Posted 06 April 2016 - 08:21 AM

Crested Barbet in Sabi Sands.jpg

 

Crested Barbet in Sabi Sands

 

Photographed on 5 October, 2015 at 8:10 am in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 200, 1/1250 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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~ When I arrived at Leopard Hills I'd specifically inquired whether or not a barbet sighting might be possible, as they've been a favorite during game drives in Kenya.

 

This Crested Barbet stood out from the bare branches and blue sky, its plumage brightly distinctive. What has appealed to me about barbets is their energy — confident, active birds.


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 10:41 AM

Collared Kingfisher, Fiji

 

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

@Treepol gorgeous!!
If an experience is amazing enough to be "once in a lifetime," I want to do it every year.
Alex: "Whoa! Hold up there a second, fuzzbucket. You mean like, uh, the live in a mud hut wipe yourself with a leaf type wild?"
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 08:58 AM

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Never Say ‘Never’

 
Taken on 1 October, 2014 at 7:31 am in Meru National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens
 
ISO 320, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec., 400mm handheld Shutter Priority shooting mode in a safari van guided by @Anthony Gitau of Bigmac Africa Safaris.
 
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~ Throughout our days in Meru National Park Anthony and I had joked to one another that Meru's wildlife gave photographers one single photo opportunity then promptly left.
 
It seemed that if one wasn't quick on the shutter button, there'd be no second chance. However, this Halcyon leucocephala, Grey-headed Kingfisher, was the exception.
 
During the final morning game drive prior to heading out to Samburu, we paused to photograph this kingfisher at close range for two full minutes. Never say ‘never’.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:46 PM

Beautiful photo @Tom Kellie!


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