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The Indlovu River Lodge Bird Hide and Images

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#1 theplainswanderer


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:38 PM

Recently returned from a wonderful 5 days stay at Indlovu River Lodge in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, Greater Kruger before we went to Namibia.  Reason I chose this was their 2 photography hides - one geared for birds, the other mammals. Had three great sessions in the hides and some nice images. Great accommodation, terrific wildlife and guides and the brilliant hides ( see link) added up to a fabulous week will always remember!




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Here's a few of the bird images from the hide


Canon EOS 7D Mark 2

Canon EOS 100-400 Mark 2

1.4 Converter



Cape Glossy Starling

Cape Glossy Starling

Golden-breasted Bunting

Golden Breasted Bunting

Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove

Emerald Spotted Wood Dove

Grey Go-away Bird

Grey Go-away Bird

Red-faced Mousebirds

Red-faced Mousebirds

Blue Waxbill

Blue Waxbill

Purple-crested Turaco ( Just outside our Villa!)

Cape Turtle-dove



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:29 PM

@theplainswanderer the reflected Golden-breasted bunting is wonderful.

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 05:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful photos!

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

Great photos @theplainswanderer.    I agree with @Treepol - the Golden-breasted Bunting photo is choice!   I also like the Purple-crested Turaco a lot. 


I have the same photo rig ( Canon7dmkII and 100-400 IS II) and I have a question for you.   I noticed you used a 1.4X TC.   Did you notice much drop-off in IQ with the teleconverter?   Any effect on autofocus?    


I noticed that if I shoot with my 100-400 IS II at 400mm, the images are a bit soft compared to backing off and shooting at 350mm or so.   Particularly with birds in flight.  Did you do much shooting at 400mm?    Did you shoot any at 400mm using the TC?    Thanks for any feedback.

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