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    Bora this last weekend. Birding was ridiculously tough. Normally one would find brown/ woodlands kingfishers behind every bush, but nothing nothing nothing. Even weavers where scarce?? Anyway, got a handfull of pics that I am generally happy with.

    Steppe Buzzard and crimson breasted shrike taken with 1.7TC, rather impressed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikevR View Post
    Hi Folk.
    The bird photography has another fan. I decided to start at home from my front verandah.
    1. Construct a bird feeder
    2. Add food
    3. Let the locals know there is free grub.
    4. Let the birds get used to your presence
    5. Take photo
    6. Down load, resize & frame it.

    Camera Canon EOs 550d
    Lens 75/300 1:4-5.6 iii USM
    1/800s - F5 - ISO 800
    150.0mm focal

    Crits would be appreciated
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    Mike, can I suggest you fix a stick in a pot plant next to the feeder in a position that you don't see the fence behind. This way you will get great shots with a clear background. Also try for some birds in flight shots. You need a shutter speed of at least 1,500/sec, but its great fun!

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    Sondela this weekend. Dunno whats going on with the birds, but once again, I did not see any rollers, bee-eaters, plum coloured starlings. The woodlands only briefly made an appearance as we where leaving.

    Diedericks and Levaillants cuckoos, red back shrikes and fly catchers full up...

    Anyway, my little one had lots of fun and its not just all about me...
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    Moreletta Nature reserve early this morning. Been hunting the grassbird for a while now and he eventually sat still for a few pics.

    Then I got the Diedericks who also have been avoiding me like a plague.... All in all, worth getting up at 05h00...

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    I came across these Kurricane Thrushes feeding their young. Went to the nest the next morning and waited for over 35minutes for parents to return to feed.
    Lots of small branches around nest which I did not want to disturb therefor difficult photo. You will note the morning sun shining on the nestlings' beaks - How does one correct this.
    1/100s
    F5.6
    Iso 100
    550 Canon 75-300 canon lens III USM
    Aperture Priority
    Manual focus due to branches in front of nest.
    Tried alot of positions around the tree but this was best visability.


    Please give some feedback on the photos.

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    A few from my St Lucia holiday. To my mind still one of the best birding destinations in SA. What I saw and did not manage to photograph is black throated wattle eye, mangrove kingfisher, osprey, southern banded snake eagle, narina trogan, to mention just a few. Still on my list in St Lucia is the rosy throated longclaw, Pels and Neergaards sunbird.

    The Stilt and Wood Sandpiper was taken at the ST Lucia sewage works. Stinky and full of hippos. The White eared barbet was taken at 1/40th of a second off a tripod. The pratincoles where plentifull at 1 specific watering hole in the greater park area.

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    A few more from St Lucia, And the snake eagle is just for Simon, in black and white...

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    kirstenbosch Gardens... WOW, what a spot.... Birds are tame, I eventually took my converter off as they are to close... WOW...Thanks Tony for pointing me in that direction
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    Great crested crebe's on nest at northern farms....
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    A couple of commoners for your perusal:
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    1996 Patrol 4.2SGL with lots of stuff to make it heavier and thus increase traction?

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    Yeeeeeellllloooooowwww feet......
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    African Hawk Eagle
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    I have not posted here for a while.....so here are 2 bee eaters to get me going again
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    Wow.

    Here's a humbler attempt:
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    So 'n paar wat orals oor geneem is oor die laaste 2-3 jaar.
    Kommentaar asb.
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    Just some of my garden birds.Please comment.
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    This chap or is it a she was in my fig tree this morning. The garden birds suddenly went quiet and into stealth mode trying their best not to become breakfast.....
    Foto info:
    SS 1/640 @ f7.1, ISO 1400 with exposure compensation +.7. Focal lenth 400mm & focus distance 10m, hand held.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albie Connan View Post
    Just some of my garden birds.Please comment.
    Albie, I see no-one commented so I will try

    #1 is your best shot, nice eye contact, your shutter speed is high enough and is more than your focal length (only just) of 310mm. You achieved this by opening the apperture resulting in higher SS and better background.
    #2 Cant really comment but to say very soft probably due to low shutter speed. Maybe consider tripod or some sort of support for the camera
    #3 also liked this shot but would have liked a bit more light ie tweak your exposure maybe with +.3 or even +.7. This would result in lower shutter speed so tripod/support essential
    #4 See #2
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    very nice Dual - well done!

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