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03-09-2015, 01:40 PM   #1696
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Those are very fine pics there Sir!
I'l take a doze-well actually, I thought this old lion was dying-never got the chance to find out.


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Handsome fellow. Mink? Fisher? Not sure.
Here's another smaller carnivore - - actually, maybe mid-sized.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Handsome fellow. Mink? Fisher? Not sure.
Here's another smaller carnivore - - actually, maybe mid-sized.
It's a Pine Martin... of the weasel family. I think you guys call them American Martins.


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Ferocious!

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Ferocious!
No joke! Hummers are pugnacious and bold. I got the full get-out-of-my-territory from a little male when I was a student in California. The dive-buzz right in front of my nose was startling.
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A jackal with its head turned, a standard no-no for a good photo (you're supposed to see the eyes at least), but is shows off his lovely coat.


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A bird I have seldom seen, so was glad for the opportunity to capture it on my last visit to the Kruger Park.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
A jackal with its head turned, a standard no-no for a good photo (you're supposed to see the eyes at least), but is shows off his lovely coat.
I always think about doing that with bird images.... their feathers are so much more impressive from the back, and most have pretty bland fronts, but everyone wants to see a face, what can you do?
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A bird I have seldom seen, so was glad for the opportunity to capture it on my last visit to the Kruger Park.



When I lived in Malawi many years ago I saw a flock of about 30 Pratincoles dust bathing all at once - quite a sight, and a lasting memory. One of those birds with immaculate plumage. Un fortunately I only had my Mamiya rangefinder camera at the time!
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Another bird with a white chin, not at all rare, and in this shot looking a bit confrontational

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When I lived in Malawi many years ago I saw a flock of about 30 Pratincoles dust bathing all at once - quite a sight, and a lasting memory. One of those birds with immaculate plumage. Un fortunately I only had my Mamiya rangefinder camera at the time!
That's interesting Jacamar-that you lived in Malawi-where, if I may ask? My bird book says these birds (both the black winged and the red winged Pratincoles) are highly gregarious, but this one I saw all on its own. Perhaps an early arrival, as they arrive here between October-March. This one I saw end of October.

Here's a bird that you definitely want to see from the front.
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I can only find some bird food from my photo storage.

European perch (taken above water)


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Spider, about size of a matchbox.
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Here's a common African bird that is nevertheless an eye-popper coming or going. As you can see from the blurred foot, the shutter speed was a bit slow to stop all motion, so his head a touch soft.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelcmn Quote
That's interesting Jacamar-that you lived in Malawi-where, if I may ask? My bird book says these birds (both the black winged and the red winged Pratincoles) are highly gregarious, but this one I saw all on its own. Perhaps an early arrival, as they arrive here between October-March. This one I saw end of October.

Here's a bird that you definitely want to see from the front.

I worked on a development project in the Lower Shire Valley for 2 years - at the southern end of the country surrounded by Mozambique. Low lying and hot. My records indicate that mine were Red-winged Pratincoles. We had Open-billed Storks, but not Saddle - Billed. Another great sighting was a Black-bellied Bustard - a challenge even with the equipment I have now - it wouldn't let me within 100 metres. If you have a good picture of that one I will be impressed!

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From my more recent tropical exploits, here's a Crested Oropendola, a Rufous-tailed Jacamar (matching my nom-de-Pentax Forums) and a Tegu Lizard taken in Trinidad. Cross-posted from the 300m+ lens club.













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