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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:50 AM

Please include where and when taken, equipment and exposure details. Who's to go first then?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

I'll go first.

Most beautiful bird ever photographed is my wife.

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Location: think this was at some garden party.
Equipment; me left eye, a camera body and a lens.
Exposure; I'd say the dress had quite a bit of cleavage. But for sure no indecent exposure.

Next!

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:53 PM

Is she smiling, or silently cursing you Jochen?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:54 PM

I'd vote for cursing!

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:36 AM

Beautiful plumage!

Its unusual for the female of the species to be better looking than the male.

There's none so blind as those who will not see.


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:39 AM

Is she smiling, or silently cursing you Jochen?



Beautiful plumage!
Its unusual for the female of the species to be better looking than the male.


:D

You're both excellent observers!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

K..

I ruined your thread a bit so I'll put it on track again. This is my favo;

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In my defense; you didn't say it had to be a pic from Africa. :lol:

I know the pic isn't anything special. But it is special to me. Seeing birds that have become soooo rare. I felt really privileged. The hyacinth Macaw is on the IUCN red list as "endangered", and I only saw them one time in the Pantanal. I've got them close up too, and even in flight. But for some reason the framing in this pic does the trick. Collected a feather from the ground, put in my hat, and it now goes wherever I go (while on holiday of course).

This pic was a close second:

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...but only because I spent half a day trying to get one in close-up. A colibri sitting down is hard to spot: those damn things hide under the canopy of small bushes, are really small (5cm max), and sit in the shade. But I got lucky in the end.

Again sorry it isn't an African bird, Matt. :)

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:49 AM

African or not, beautiful birds. I'd also love to see wild hyacinth macaws.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:25 PM

Lovely photos Jochen.

Here's one of an african penguin at Betty's Bay, SA

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jo penguins 045 African Penguins by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

Olympus E-620 with the 50-200ED and EC14 TC
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 147 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

Zambia : South Luangwa National Park Nov 2010

Nesting site in the banks of the Luangwa River.

Taken using a Canon EOS7D + Canon 100-400mm IS L f4.5-5.6 lens, ISO200, 1/1000sec, f5.6

Carmine Bee-eater returning to its nest hole.

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Edited by Paul T, 25 March 2011 - 10:30 AM.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

Cracking inflight shot with bee. Nice one.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 03:06 PM

Nice one, Paul!!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

Some beauts!
When you think of a rhino, think of a tree (African proverb)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:10 PM

Kwara, Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:09 AM

Wild Dogger .... I really like your roller image. :unsure: I've tried a number of times to get a roller in flight and messed up every single time.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:41 AM

Hi, Paul... I just had to welcome you to Safaritalk.... if anyone says something strange to you for no apparent reason, you can assume it is my fault. :unsure:

Thought I should say hello!


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Waiting again... for the next time again


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:23 AM

Hello pault ..... having similar member names could indeed be amusing, for both of us. Thank you for your welcome.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

There's still room for a "Paul Tee", "Paul Tea", etc...

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:02 PM

Zambia : South Luangwa National Park Nov 2010

Nesting site in the banks of the Luangwa River.

Taken using a Canon EOS7D + Canon 100-400mm IS L f4.5-5.6 lens, ISO200, 1/1000sec, f5.6

Carmine Bee-eater returning to its nest hole.

CBE10.jpg

 

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That's a LOVELY image!

 

When I saw it, I said “Wooooooooh!”, as it's impressive!

 

Everything is TERRIFIC!

 

Thank you for posting it.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 02:35 AM

Larus michahellis with a Morsel.JPG

 

Larus michahellis with a Morsel

 

Photographed at 5:13 pm on 31 January, 2014 in Venice, Italy, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 200mm f/2.8L II telephoto lens.

 
ISO 800, 1/800 sec., f/2.8, 200mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.
 
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The dinner reservation at Enoteca Ai Artisti was for 7 pm, therefore there was time to stroll around in the light rain, photographing whatever whimsy happened to cross my path.
 
This Larus michahellis, Yellow-legged Gull, was eating a morsel it had apparently found floating in a Dorsuduro canal. The soft evening light of late January highlighted the raindrop circles.

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