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#41 Ben mosquito

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:45 PM

@KaingU LodgeI'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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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:54 AM

Thanks for the invitation!
 
A Hartlaub´s Turaco from the Aberdares, June 2015
 
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I tag @janzin .
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#43 janzin

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:53 PM

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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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:47 PM

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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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:59 AM

 @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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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:01 AM

@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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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.

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Whoops, almost forgot... I tag @Soukous


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:34 AM

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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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.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 03:34 PM

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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Posted 18 June 2016 - 12:00 PM

@Bush dog

 

OK, here is a Goliath Heron from Ruaha, hope you like it. 

 

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I tag @Morkel Erasmus (or Morkel can´t you persuade Steve, Rachel or Gabriella to contribute here?)


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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

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 03:31 AM

I am honoured @Morkel Erasmus.

 

Here's a Greater Flamingo touching down at Strandvlei:

 

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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?

 


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:22 AM

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