@KaingU Lodge, I'm so honored to be invited.
From the Central Kaalahari game reserve, a greater kestrell ( juvenile ?)
I tag @michael-ibk for an african bird
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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:53 PM
Oh a new game, what fun
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.
Scarlet Tanager, Bear Mountain State Park, NY. Nikon D500 with 200-500VR lens.
I'll tag @offshorebirder
Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:47 PM
Thanks @janzin - I too will post a non-African bird species.
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.
Edited by offshorebirder, 14 June 2016 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:01 AM
Thank you for re-starting this thread; birds of prey are always well appreciated sights
Does Aberdares always provides such interesting birds?
Indeed a gorgeous bird! And a gorgeous bokeh ...
Does your lens have a special "rocking boat on high sea" IS function?!
Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:19 AM
@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.
Whoops, almost forgot... I tag @Soukous
Edited by Geoff, 15 June 2016 - 07:20 AM.
Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:34 AM
Thanks for the tag @Geoff
here's my contribution, a Red Headed Weaver - Zimbabwe 2014
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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Posted 15 June 2016 - 06:41 PM
@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.
Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:01 PM
Thanks @Gregor for the nomination.
Whitebacked vultures squabble over an elephant carcass, northern Kruger National Park.
I'm not sure who else has been nominated before, but how about @Peter Connan
Edited by Morkel Erasmus, 26 June 2016 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:31 AM
I am honoured @Morkel Erasmus.
Here's a Greater Flamingo touching down at Strandvlei:
I am taking a chance here as I have not seen @twaffle post many birds, but I am sure we all would like to. How about it Hillary?
Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:22 AM