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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:45 AM

Here's mine to get the ball rolling.

 

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Palm Nut Vulture in flight, Kosi Bay, South Africa.

 

Next up I tag @Peter Connan

 

(Note: if the tagged member doesn't reply within a couple of days, tag someone else...)


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#2 Peter Connan

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

Challenge accepted.

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Lilac-breasted roller, Kgalagadi.

I tag @xelas
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Ek oefen skelm.

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:12 PM

Lets play the game!

 

Mallard / Anas platyrhynchos

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Nikon D7100 + Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED @ 500mm, 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO360, VR ON, handheld, cropped.

 

Picture taken at dead-end water canal 150 m away from my house, Ljubljana on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 14:00.

 

 

I tag @Tom Kellie


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#4 Tom Kellie

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

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Juvenile Larus michahellis by Canale della Giudecca

 

Photographed on 1 April, 2013 at 6:09 pm in Venice, Italy on the Canale della Giudecca with an EOS 1D X camera and a Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZE lens

 

ISO 100, 1/4000 sec., f/2, manual focussed, handheld Manual mode exposure

 

 

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I tag @michael-ibk


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#5 Tom Kellie

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 03:58 PM

~ @Game Warden

 

In retrospect, your palm nut vulture image is a mighty fine photograph.

 

Looking at it again, there's impressive detail and an overall cool, aesthetic look about it.

 

It's a great bird image to start off this topic.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:28 PM

A brand-new one especially for this thread. :) From today: Red-Crested Pochard
 
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I tag @TonyQ

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#7 Peter Connan

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 05:30 AM

Beautiful pictures being posted here!
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Ek oefen skelm.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:36 AM

I agree on the beautiful photos!

Great idea for a thread @Game Warden

 

Thank you @michael-ibk

Here is one taken on 23.12.15

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Black Headed Gull (probably...) (Birmingham)

 

For the next post I tag  @Atravelynn


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:49 AM

It is flying right at me!  What a catch, @TonyQ.  Well done!

 

This is closer to home.  In fact, about 2 blocks from my home.  We are approaching this time of year again.  Spring is coming.

 

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I am tagging @pault for a little bif if he is so inclined.


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:18 PM

@Atravelynn

What a lovely photo- I didn't know they took their babies on their back!


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:19 PM

A bif as requested by @Atravelynn

 

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@ZaminOz please produce a native Australian bird


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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:37 PM

~ @pault

 

That's one of the most striking BIF images I've seen.

 

The dark wings against the haunting background has that post-apocalyptic look.

 

One-of-a-kind and thus memorable.

 

I like it!

 

Tom K.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:53 AM

A bif as requested by @Atravelynn

 

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@ZaminOz please produce a native Australian bird

No Bif Background?  Please tell us what or where!  I think Edgar Allan Poe would like this shot too.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:07 AM

It is an Asian Openbill Stork @Atravelynn ... a winter visitor to Thailand. Taken just a short distance from home.


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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:39 PM

It is an Asian Openbill Stork @Atravelynn ... a winter visitor to Thailand. Taken just a short distance from home.

Nice camera work at home.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:19 AM

Hi @pault thanks for the tag!

I apologise for not having posted anything yet as I can't do it from work and often don't have time to sit down at the computer when I get home. However I will do so (tonight hopefully).


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

Australian Shelducks, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

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Pentax K10, f6.3, 1/350, ISO 100

 

I tag @deano


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:20 PM

Great images ! :) keep them coming.
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 11:09 PM

thank you @ZaminOz....but this is what you get when you tag a non birder - a bird that happens to be in a picture of something else!

 

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Shamwari Game Reserve 18 March 2013 Nikon P510 1/60 F4.8 ISO400 and those numbers mean only slightly less to me now than they did then. I believe that one of the objects in this picture is a hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)

 

@kittykat23uk - since you are enjoying this thread then please consider yourself tagged!


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:21 AM

LOL @deano I was like you once, but I was then inspired by all the amazing "birders" on Safaritalk to start paying more attention to the "feathered ones" on safaris (and at home). Wouldn't exactly call myself a "twitcher", but I certainly appreciate the bird sightings more now.


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