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#21 Sangeeta

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:45 AM

The Namaqua sandgrouse are beautiful together like that in flight. The wings on that kestrel look so very strong.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:51 AM

Black Shouldered Kites taken in KTP. Canon 7D and Canon 100-400 lens

 

Adult

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Juvenile

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

@Panthera Pardus fantastic photos as usual. What are your preferred settings with the 7D + 100-400mm combo, when trying to capture birds in flight?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

@africapurohit - I shoot in Aperture Prioroty Mode mainly but have used Manual Mode sometimes. In the KTP my ISO is 100 mostly sometimes 200. For birds in flight I aim for a shutter speed of 1/1600 or faster.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

All these are from the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (Hoedspruit, South Africa) last weekend:

 

Brown-headed Parrots:

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Egyptian Geese:

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Oxpeckers:

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Lilac-breasted roller:

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

Dwesa Nature Reserve, Wild coast, South Africa:

 

Southern Black Oystercatcher:

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Common Tern:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:05 PM

We need to see more birds in flight...


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:42 AM

Your wish is our command GW

 

Atlantic Puffin taken on Skokholm Island in West Wales UK.

 

Camera was a Canon 50d with Sigma 120-300 2.8 os lens.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

And another with the same camera and lens setup.

 

Red Kite

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:23 AM

Love the puffins coming in to land :)


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

Another one from me, this time from Africa.

 

Little Egret taken in the mangroves opposite Tendeba Camp on the Gambia river.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

Red Billed Hornbill, Chitabe, Botswana. Nikon D60 200mm Lens

 

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Hammerkop, Chitabe, Botswana

 

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Little Bee-Eater, Linyanti, Botswana

 

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Long-Toed Plover, Khwai, Botswana

 

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Open-Billed Stork, Khwai, Botswana

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

Let's see some more birds in flight...


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:32 PM

Yellow-billed Kite, Olympus E620, 50-200 ED and 1.4 converter:

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

Here are a couple from a trip to Andalucia during the migration period in early September last year. All taken reasonably close to Tarifa.

 

Short-toed eagle

 

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Barn swallow (the only one that came out half decent from a whole series):

 

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Griffon vulture:

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:55 AM

And some more from a trip on a boat along Baja California, Mexico. This is probably the best whale watching trip anywhere in the world, but there are some opportunities for birds too.

 

 

Black-footed albatross (Pacific off Baja)

 

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Playing ravens (Islas San Benito)

 

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Green heron (Laguna San Ignacio)

 

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The remaining ones are all from the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez

 

Red-billed tropicbird

 

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Brown booby

 

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Squabbling magnificent frigatebirds

 

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Blue-footed booby

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:57 AM

Roseatte Spoonbills just after dawn, SW Florida.

 

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:53 PM

And a special post with just brown pelicans. Lovely birds, they remind me of a float plane for some reason. All taken somewhere on a boat trip from San Diego along the coast of Baja California.

 

One in San Diego Harbour, around sunset.

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I call this `the pelican ballet'

 

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All these were taken over a huge shoal of smallish fish. We also had an estimated 1000 long-beaked common dolphin in the area, and there were also plenty of magnificant frigatebirds, the odd cormorant and booby.

 

Coming up from the water:

 

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As they're hovering before diving in, you get the craziest poses:

 

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And another one trying to find a good spot to plunge in.

 

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Despite the fact that these are large birds, and often look somewhat ungainly, getting them in flight was tougher than I might have thought. Of course, being on a boat that moves around makes it considerably harder.

 


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:26 AM

Black skimmers, Cuiaba River, July 2013

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

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