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    Quote Originally Posted by swainsons View Post
    .......Can I ask what camera and lens you using.....
    Canon 1DIIN with 300mm f2.8 L IS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Are you guys hobbyists or professionals?........just awesome all of you!
    Me, a hobbyists with a lucky shot or two and not enough time for the next one.
    Thank you.
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    This afternoon at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. The white bellied was shot with D90, 300mmf4 and 1.4TC at ISO1100.

    The greater double collared was shot by my 9 yr old son with a D60 and 70-300VR lens. Not to shabby for a consumer lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swainsons View Post
    ......... was shot by my 9 yr old son with a D60 and 70-300VR lens. Not to shabby for a consumer lens.
    All credit to the youngster who has overcome the shortcomings of his kit and took a very nice photo. Keep his interest up!
    Well done!, young man
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    Got this beauty while out with my 2 pointing dogs this morning.
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    Got this guy drying himself at the bottom of my garden. He has been very busy slukking back some mullet.
    Its called a Darter
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    A few pics from yesterday at Marievale
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    A brilliant morning out at Marievale. Un believable luck with the mating malachites.

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    Default Special Busanga Sightings

    On our recent trip to the Busanga plains, we were fortunate to spot 3 rather special birds.



    The Fullerborn's Longclaw is endemic to SC Africa, whilst the Rosy-breasted Longclaw has a similar range but also occurs in spots in Zim and East coast of KZN. Whish we had better light that morning.

    Also spotted was a female Collared Pratincole with her chicks. Once again light was a slight problem in getting the shutter speed up
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    Nice Bertie,

    Just got back from Ndumo, and what an awesome spot, but was disappointed in the birding honestly. Did not see ANY pelicans, waders, flamingoes, and frankly, very few waterbirds?? Unbelievable. According to the local bird guide the water is up to high, and I suppose its a fair comment. ITO, bushveld species, we did just ok, with the highlight an African broadbill, but once again, not a single roller, although we did see the broadbilled rollers almost a mile away. Maybe the weather was a factor as it was overcast most of the time?? Who knows?

    If I have to be perfectly honest with myself I think I could have done better on a day trip to Bora, (from a pure birding point of view) but the trip was very nice nevertheless. We where completely alone in the camp on our 1st night, and on the 2nd and 3rd we had neighbours in opposite parts of the camp, very peacefull and quiet. The camp itself is also in top shape. Good on the management.

    Oh, and that new 400mmf2.8 ROCKS with a 1.4 x TC its an awesome 560mmf4 lens. Really glad I bought it.

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    Your African Broadbill is excellent very well done Leon. Before you post the Braodbill on ODP try to remove the twig to the left
    I can see you packing the 300mm away!
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    Hey Bertie. Not gonna sell my 300. Its nice as a walkabout lens and also for general wildlife, And my son wants to use it. Anyway. I forgot to post this red eyed wooly necked stork?? Anybody have any idea why the eye is so red??

    And another view of the little broadbill.

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    Kruger birds, just a few using a Panasonic DMC FZ50
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    Went after this beauty this morning armed with my 400mmf2.8 and 1.4TC. He (or she I suppose) just played the game beautifully. All handheld shots.

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    Well done nice action photos, a case of being at the right place at the right time and having the camera ready i suppose Which owl is it
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    Quote Originally Posted by etienne1 View Post
    Which owl is it
    Marsch Owl.

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    Default Delta Malachite

    On our way down to SA for the December break we decided in stead of the normal route via Kazangula, Nata to JHb we will do Katima (Kalizo) then on to the Okavango Delta (Xaro) then down to SA and it was worth every cent!

    This is a selection of the Malachites we managed to shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    On our way down to SA for the December break we decided in stead of the normal route via Kazangula, Nata to JHb we will do Katima (Kalizo) then on to the Okavango Delta (Xaro) then down to SA and it was worth every cent!
    This is a selection of the Malachites we managed to shoot

    Very well done. Where did you take this photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohannP View Post
    Where did you take this photos?
    Thanks Johann!

    The Malachites were all taken at the panhandle on the Okavango. We stayed at Drotsky's Xaro Lodge about a 20 min transfer by boat from Drotsky's main lodge. It a superb setting and the birding is 2nd to none. Its run by one of Drotsky's sons, himself an accomplished photographer and unlike most other places the guides know exactly how to position the boat to get the nice shots.

    I will be back there, this time earlier than Dec to catch the Carmines.

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    Hello Bertie, Very nice..... Here is some from St Lucia in Dec...

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