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    Default Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Here you go, go mad!

    (And keep it to the feathered kind )

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    Yeehaaa.....Just some of my collection.

    Enjoy...
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    Nice pics there

    Heres one I took in Dec:
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    Just a special one from a personal point of view.
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    Here are a few from a couple of years ago in Botswana....I can't wait 'til I get a decent lens! Could someone help with an ID for the goose, please (my bird-book is in the car in Zambia)? Thanks

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    That is the Knob-billed duck (Knobbeleend) "Sarkidiornis melanotos".

    Nice pics.

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    Swambo said this is one of my best.
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    A quick contribution

    Feathered eating another feathered!

    Then another bird specie which is small very small! Any takers as to what it might be?
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    Some really pro pics here, very nice and thanks for sharing.
    Heres a couple of mine from the outing to Vergenoeg:
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    Quote Originally Posted by riaanh View Post
    Some really pro pics here, very nice and thanks for sharing.
    Heres a couple of mine from the outing to Vergenoeg:
    Awesome
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    I've never been all that interested in wildlife photography but here are a couple of mine...





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    Nothing wrong with those! I have also not been interested in it, still not, but I am not seeing it as a challenge to get some good shots. I know of a bird hide here in our reserve guess I will be trekking out there soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    I've never been all that interested in wildlife photography
    They are brilliant Simon.

    If that is what you can achieve without taking any interest, goodness knows what you'll achieve once you start trying!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Maritz View Post
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    Feathered eating another feathered!

    Then another bird specie which is small very small! Any takers as to what it might be?

    Difficult to tell the size, looks like a Francolin (I would gues the Natal Francolin) mom with baby chick.

    If I have missed the size, then it could be a quail.

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    David, that's a quail and it's chick (don't know which specific one though). I got a photo in Etosha of one with 3 little chicks.

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    Feel free to comment best way to improve!
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    Here's a few from my collection.
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    Maybe one needs to distinguish between shots of captive/tame birds and those that been photographed in the wild and the poster should give some back ground of the shots he is posting, ie where, when and quick camera settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfuwefarmer View Post
    Maybe one needs to distinguish between shots of captive/tame birds and those that been photographed in the wild and the poster should give some back ground of the shots he is posting, ie where, when and quick camera settings
    I don't see any pictures of captive / tame birds here (only the black kite in mine was captive) but yeah you have a point.
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    Who said it is only forum members that have spats now and then ?

    These Cape sugarbirds were photographed in Struisbaai using a Canon 1D Mk II with a 100-400mm Canon lens mounted on a Cullmann tripod. Normally for the photographs as in the previous post I use a 600 mm lens with a 1.4X converter (and a Toyota Hilux KZTE for stability). I try to (not always possible) to only shoot in good morning or afternoon light with a F-stop of 5.6 to 7.1 in order to blur the background.
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