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#21 Tom Kellie

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:01 AM

~ @Jonathan Morris

 

I'm indebted to you for letting me know.

 

While I certainly won't expect to see one, I'll keep them in mind when I'm in Sabi Sands a few weeks from now.

 

I had no idea that the Kruger National Park area had such a bird as the Yellow-bellied Eremomela.

 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:45 PM

@Tom Kellie 

 

The photo was taken more to the southern part of Kruger they are normally in thick brush and don't sit still for very long, I was lucky to get the shot :) 

 

They move to the eastern part of South Africa from January to August so you might get one in the Sabi Sands area.


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Posted 03 January 2016 - 12:52 PM

Black-winged Stilt, Strandfontein Surage works, Western Cape:

Blackwing1ODP.jpg

Glossy Ibis, same place:
Glossy3ODP.jpg

Great white Pelican, same place:

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Malachite sunbird, Camdeboo National Park (I am particularly proud of this one):
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:03 PM

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Great job, and D750 looks like a winner with 500f4!! Of course, just tools in the hands of a craftsman!


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:33 AM

Thanks @xelas
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 11:48 AM

~ @Peter Connan

 

That Malachite Sunbird !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SWEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

Thanks @Tom Kellie
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

some neat shots there @Peter Connan


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:58 PM

Thanks @Soukous

Some more:

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:19 PM

~ @Peter Connan

 

You CRAZY Bird Photographer !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Your latest posts are INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

What species are they? I'm unfamiliar with most South African bird species.

 

Your skills in capturing Bird-in-Flight (BIF) images are climbing sky-high.

 

Truly inspiring bird photography — Thank you.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:29 PM

Tom, I apologise, I should have put that info in the post and can't edit it now.

1) Barn swallow (immature)
2) Little Swift (not too sure about this, the tail seems too wide, but I don't know what else it can be)
3) Ant-eating Chat
4) Malachite Sunbird

As for the improvement in my BIF photography, I am afraid it has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with my recent camera upgrade.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:33 PM

Tom, I apologise, I should have put that info in the post and can't edit it now.

1) Barn swallow (immature)
2) Little Swift (not too sure about this, the tail seems too wide, but I don't know what else it can be)
3) Ant-eating Chat
4) Malachite Sunbird

As for the improvement in my BIF photography, I am afraid it has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with my recent camera upgrade.

 

~ @Peter Connan

 

Whatever it takes...

 

The results are stunning, the rate of improvement impressive.

 

You're setting a high standard!

 

Thank you so much for those helpful identifications.

 

Tom K.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:02 AM

Tom, I apologise, I should have put that info in the post and can't edit it now.

1) Barn swallow (immature)
2) Little Swift (not too sure about this, the tail seems too wide, but I don't know what else it can be)
3) Ant-eating Chat
4) Malachite Sunbird

As for the improvement in my BIF photography, I am afraid it has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with my recent camera upgrade.

 

 

 

Well, @Peter Connan, I am assured that your other photography hobby has a lot to do with your exceptional skill of capturing small & fast flying objects  ;) !


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 03:32 PM

@Peter Connan - Those are stunning photos!


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 03:39 PM

Wow - all these photos are amazing.  Thanks everyone for posting!


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:42 AM

Thank you @Abena
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:51 AM

Malachite sunbird, Camdeboo National Park (I am particularly proud of this one):
 

 

@Peter Connan I think this one is much better. 

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:26 PM

Thanks @Geoff

Wen I posted the first one, I had not really looked at the later one yet.

Whichever one is best, the sunbirds in Camdeboo National Park's campsite where very kind to me.
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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:38 AM

All taken in South Luangwa NP, November 2015

 

Southern carmine bee-eaters

CarmineBee-eater1.jpg

 

CarmineBee-eater3.jpg

 

Pied Kingfishers

PiedKingfisher.jpg


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:41 PM

New here, but why not add a few of our trip to South Africa in  October 2014...?

All taken with Canon 7D and Tamron 150-600

 

Greater Blue-eared Starling

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Kori Bustard in flight. An unusual sight and quite impressive.

 

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Black Crake

 

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Lilac-Breasted Roller

 

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