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Tag a Safaritalker to post a birding photo.

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No response from lmSA84, let's ask @@egilio to post next.

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Thanks @@JohnR

 

Here's a white-backed vulture coming in to land, with his full landing gear and attack systems out to get a prime spot at the carcass.

 

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Let's ask @@Tomas to post a bird picture next.

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Nice one @@egilio where was that taken? And what camera settings?

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Posted (edited)

@@egilio ok heres a southern red bishop in Ruaha picture taken with Nikon 7100d tamron 70-300 I cant wait to get my Sigma 150-600mm sport
settings
300mm
f7,1

Iso 160
1/400
I made it smaller for a quick uppload here

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@@Tomas Who are you tagging to upload a photo?

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@@Game Warden I would like to see some photos of birds from the Simien Mountains so who better then @@Simien Lodge

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Nice one @@egilio where was that taken? And what camera settings?

 

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS II

Focal length: 200 mm

ISO: 400

Exposure: 1/2500 @f 7.1

 

Taken in Liuwa Plain NP, Zambia.

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The fabulous lammergayer. Easily seen in the Simiens. Well say, about after an hour's wait for one to fly along the escarpment.

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@@Simien Lodge Wow, Nick, have you got a larger bearded vulture image you can upload?

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I want to get this show back on the road.

 

I know this should have been @@Simien Lodge 's call, but in the absence of direction...

 

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@@PCNW,anything good to share from CR?

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@@Simien Lodge

That is a lovely picture!

@@Peter Connan

Beautiful! - what is it?

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Thanks @@TonyQ.

 

It's a Yellow Weaver male.

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@@Peter Connan nothing close to your weaver but I'll something soon. Just plugged in my 'puter as the grands call it.

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Trying one more time...

 

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@@KaingU Lodge, do you want to have a go?

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@@Peter Connan

For sure. Here is a small pair of pied kingfishers. Small JPEGs left from a hard drive crash (before I thought about proper backup strategies).

 

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Maybe @@Ben mosquito will give it a go?

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@@KaingU Lodge, I'm so honored to be invited.

 

From the Central Kaalahari game reserve, a greater kestrell ( juvenile ?)

 

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I tag @@michael-ibk for an african bird ;)

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Thanks for the invitation!

 

A Hartlaub´s Turaco from the Aberdares, June 2015

 

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I tag @@janzin .

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Oh a new game, what fun :D

 

It seems that even though this is in the Africa forum, folks are posting birds from all over. So I'll take the opportunity to post a gorgeous bird from home, one of my favorites to see every spring.

 

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Scarlet Tanager, Bear Mountain State Park, NY. Nikon D500 with 200-500VR lens.

 

I'll tag @@offshorebirder

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Thanks @@janzin - I too will post a non-African bird species.

 

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This photo shows a group of critically endangered Black-capped Petrels (global population of 2,000 breeding pairs) competing for food at the edge of the Gulf Stream over the "Charleston Bump", a famously productive seamount. We were roughly 100 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina and roughly 140 miles east of the Georgia coast.

 

I timed the shot as the boat was at the bottom of a wave trough and the Petrels were focused on the top of a passing wave - to provide an eye-level perspective. Canon 7D with 300mm f/4 IS lens.

 

I will tag @@Geoff - I am sure he will treat us to a nice piece of eye candy.

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@@offshorebirder awesome shot, incredible perspective! Makes me sea-sick just looking at it, which is why I sadly doubt I'll ever go on a pelagic.

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@@Ben mosquito

Thank you for re-starting this thread; birds of prey are always well appreciated sights

 

@@michael-ibk

Does Aberdares always provides such interesting birds?

 

@@janzin

Indeed a gorgeous bird! And a gorgeous bokeh ...

 

@@offshorebirder

Does your lens have a special "rocking boat on high sea" IS function?!

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@@offshorebirder Nice shot of the B-c petrels, love the perspective. You must have a sixth sense, I'm on a pelagic this Sunday if the weather gods permit.

 

An image from early this year. A preening adult Pacific Gull.

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Whoops, almost forgot... I tag @@Soukous

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Thanks for the tag @@Geoff

 

here's my contribution, a Red Headed Weaver - Zimbabwe 2014

 

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and after checking to see who has and has not already been tagged, I will nominate @@Bush dog as I am sure he can give us something special

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@@janzin - that is a really fine photo of a Scarlet Tanager. You did well to have all of the bird and its prey in-focus. That can be hard in forest understory settings without much light, especially if the subject is feeding/moving.

 

@@michael-ibk - very nice photo of a Hartlaub's Turaco. They are difficult to photograph without leaves, twigs or other obstructions in the way.

 

@@Geoff - great portrait of a preening Pacific Gull. Best of luck on your upcoming pelagic.

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Thanks, @@Soukous

 

I'm afraid I could not find a something special. So, here is a striped cuckoo, seen in Hwange in March 2016

 

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I tag @@Gregor

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