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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    What a beautiful bird. I have never seen one
    I wish I could say it is my pic, but it's not.
    The photographer is a good friend


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    The second one was taken 150m from my house (also by her), two weeks ago.
    We see them quite often here.
    Also lots of Jackal Buzzards and crowned eagles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifmonster View Post
    How is this even possible

    I just found one in Colbyn but the moment I get closer than 30m it flies off so just silhouette shots from afar.

    I entered this image into a competition and did quite well so I am happy, just want to share it with you guys and gals, yes I know it is already on my Instagram but I don't think this is the same crowd.

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    Tried getting a bit closer and also changed settings in order to get sharper image. He/She seems quite relaxed on the golf course.
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    I have really been enjoying photographing the kingfishers, those that are in the area of course, The Malachite and Brownhooded Kingfishers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etienne1 View Post
    I have really been enjoying photographing the kingfishers, those that are in the area of course, The Malachite and Brownhooded Kingfishers.
    I have also never seen the Brown hooded - so that one then is of course more special for me. I have the Malachite, pied and Giant one where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    I have also never seen the Brown hooded - so that one then is of course more special for me. I have the Malachite, pied and Giant one where I live.
    So now i know where all my birds have gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    So now i know where all my birds have gone
    I also have your Butcher birds - both of them
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    i would just like to share with you the spectacle of this aerobatic display which i am fortunate to witness everyday so far , the Tenacious black winged kite fights off the marauding crows everyday , the Kites are busy building there nest and the crows are being opportunists hoping for eggs or even better new chicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etienne1 View Post
    i would just like to share with you the spectacle of this aerobatic display which i am fortunate to witness everyday so far , the Tenacious black winged kite fights off the marauding crows everyday , the Kites are busy building there nest and the crows are being opportunists hoping for eggs or even better new chicks.
    That must be really great to see - I wonder who long the kites will hold out before moving on
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    That must be really great to see - I wonder who long the kites will hold out before moving on
    they have raised one brood so far and have been here for a while now, they seem to be coping and the crows do eventually give up .
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    Jangroentjie geniet die Kokerboom blomme. Elke jaar baljaar hulle by die bome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Jangroentjie geniet die Kokerboom blomme. Elke jaar baljaar hulle by die bome.
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    I have been watching the Malachite Kingfishers quite closely now and have become quite fascinated with there habits and fishing methods, capturing them has been a challenge and is a work in progress. My settings are shutter speed 1/5000 f7.1 and iso set on auto usually about 2500.
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    Hi Etienne,

    Trying to shoot Malachite's fishing is extremely difficult to to their speed and size.
    Pied Kingfishers are a lot easier to start with if they are present, due to the technique.

    Your ISO seems high, what equipment are you using?

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    if I may - could you also give the following info -

    1. Equipment used - as asked by Savuti
    2. full settings
    3. Where did you photograph this, your garden? - do you have easy access?
    4. can you photograph the bird stationery - do you have access for that?
    5. how much did you crop - what was your distance to bird
    6. are you using a tripod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavutiZN View Post
    Hi Etienne,

    Trying to shoot Malachite's fishing is extremely difficult to to their speed and size.
    Pied Kingfishers are a lot easier to start with if they are present, due to the technique.

    Your ISO seems high, what equipment are you using?
    settings are as follows:

    Camera Model Canon EOS 80D
    Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/5000
    Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    Focal Length 400.0mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    if I may - could you also give the following info -

    1. Equipment used - as asked by Savuti
    2. full settings
    3. Where did you photograph this, your garden? - do you have easy access?
    4. can you photograph the bird stationery - do you have access for that?
    5. how much did you crop - what was your distance to bird
    6. are you using a tripod?
    1 and 2.Camera Model Canon EOS 80DShooting Mode Manual Exposure
    Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/5000
    Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
    Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
    Auto ISO Speed ON
    Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    Focal Length 400.0mm
    AF Mode AI Servo AF

    3.At kyalami country club main irrigation dam 17th hole.
    4.yes i do .
    5. cropped quite a bit not sure of percentage , distance to bird about 15m
    6. no tripod , free hand.
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    These shots are insanely difficult to get right. Most of those you see on the net/instagram/facebook etc. are unethically staged. Guys place nets with fish just under the water. The birds often get injured like that. Please don't consider it.

    Done ethically, as you are doing it, the problem is that you don't know exactly where the bird is going to dive, and you can be sure that it is going to dive in among the stems (as in your shots), because that's where the minnows live.

    Autofocus has pretty much no chance in this situaton. The bird is moving too fast, and the system will focus on the stems pretty much every time.

    I would recommend getting (or at least using) a tripod. Aim it at the base of the stems the bird lands on, focus there manually, and hope. In similar situations I have found a cable release helps, as you don't have to keep gripping the camera. A gimbal head also helps as you don't have to lock it and have it sag a bit after locking. But it will take many many tries and lots of new words before you eventually get the bird diving exactly where you had focused. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    These shots are insanely difficult to get right. Most of those you see on the net/instagram/facebook etc. are unethically staged. Guys place nets with fish just under the water. The birds often get injured like that. Please don't consider it.

    Done ethically, as you are doing it, the problem is that you don't know exactly where the bird is going to dive, and you can be sure that it is going to dive in among the stems (as in your shots), because that's where the minnows live.

    Autofocus has pretty much no chance in this situaton. The bird is moving too fast, and the system will focus on the stems pretty much every time.

    I would recommend getting (or at least using) a tripod. Aim it at the base of the stems the bird lands on, focus there manually, and hope. In similar situations I have found a cable release helps, as you don't have to keep gripping the camera. A gimbal head also helps as you don't have to lock it and have it sag a bit after locking. But it will take many many tries and lots of new words before you eventually get the bird diving exactly where you had focused. Good luck!
    Thank you Peter for your comments and advice they go along way and yes i will not do the unethical thing at all , that's what made these shots so rewarding is the fact that they are hand held shots and following the bird from the branch to the water was the challenge .

    i do have a few more i can share with you too..
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    Thanks for the info you posted Etienne.

    Firstly - and this isnt your fault - You haven't a snowball's hope in hell getting focus between the branches the bird was diving between. Just technically impossible.

    Secondly - your images are extremely soft and of poor quality - (with respect) and I think you are able to do a lot to change that - with some tweaks.

    a.
    Settings: with Birds in flight - start with 1/2000 and whatever your lens will allow at it's longest focal length. eg f5.6 or f6.3 etc ISO - Auto. You havent given the ISO values - I suspect they were very high - and your camera can not handle that. Going to s/s 1.2000 will go a way to help you bring the ISO down (on Auto ISO)

    b.
    15m to a bird that size is too far. you need to get a LOT closer. and I mean a LOT. Like 5m would be great.
    By cropping you introduce poor quality in a big way. My quick trick is to crop to 2000 pixels long side. If the bird is then still too small - its a binner. At least.

    c.
    I would practice with the malachites by finding a suitable spot and camp out. And wait for them/he /she/it to perch. And shoot on the perch to get tack sharp pics. They like to use the safe perch quite often - so you can plan and aim for that perch to get landings and take off's. You will be a lot more successful than aiming for a spot that could be anywhere in the water - or between the sticks/branches. For this a tripod is useful but by no means essential. I do not enjoy a tripod, but in a situation like this, I would use it. You would even be able for those shots (landing/taking off) to lower ss. You have to try and see what your limits are. Mine is not much lower than 1/2000 as I am not that steady. Other people tend to be MUCH better - especially those who do fire arm shooting.

    d. composition - shooting between the sticks is messy.

    e. The last two images you posted is cropped too much, and I suspect too high ISO. Camera bodies have advanced significantly and I would admit that in your case, the 80D is not doing you any favours, but you need to work around those limitations. You do NOT need expensive gear to get good shots. But latest technology helps. I shoot with fairly inexpensive - but good - gear, when I do birds.

    I know I am harsh with my comments - but I dont believe it does anyone a favour to lie to them at this level. If my mentor lied to me when he taught me - I will still have been shooting blurds and not birds.

    Please give us some feedback as much as you like - and we can try and help you as far as possible. It's such a great hobby.
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