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08-07-2019, 06:30 AM   #8926
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Can you see the fish? If so, you may have the requisite skill to be a wildlife photographer who shoots fish in a tank.


BTW: If you did not see the MythBusters when they attempted to shoot fish in a barrel, it is not so easy. Water slows down bullets to harmless velocity very, very quickly. Very high speed bullets have a tendency to shatter almost as soon as they hit the surface because the faster the projectile, the more the water surface acts as a solid.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
it is hard to find things that aren't moving, our eyes are designed to go to movement if I am not mistaken

if you can't find it, you can't photograph it

do you see the leopard cub?

here it is with mom
I'm positvely envious.
Sometimes it helps just to stretch the wings
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it was a very good trip

we had good guides who took us to the right places and then we got lucky

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pair of young males, not fighting really, just measuring jaws and a little shoving, note the dust
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Red-billed tropic bird, Scans from chromes taken on Tobago.
Spoke with M, who as always has a much sharper memory than I, and determined that these images were taken on Tobago, not Trinidad.
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White Browed Coucal Centropus superciliosus

found in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania

it did its best to hide


https://www.hbw.com/species/white-browed-coucal-centropus-superciliosus

[ tip of the hat to WPRESTO for the identification ]
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
any bird experts want to help out with an id

found in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania
My guess: white browed coucal.

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Sure heard a lot of these mountain bulbuls, but very few were seen. Fewer still stayed out in the open long enough for a photo.
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Capybara, zoo specimen, Scan
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
My guess: white browed coucal.
that rings a bell

thanks

pg 196, Stevenson " Birds of East Africa "

I remember the guide saying the name now


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Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus in the Selous Game Reserve

"Martial Eagles are Africa's largest eagle and they are one of the largest species of eagle in the world. They have a body length between 78 and 86 cms (31 - 34 inches), a wingspan between 1.9 and 2.6 m (6.2 - 8.5 ft) and they weigh between 3 and 6 kgs (6.5 - 13 lbs). " - Martial Eagle: The Animal Files
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I'll join the Martial party
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Merganser. Posted other images of this fellow earlier. The head feathers make him look frazzled, or maybe merganser-pecked.
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Another Martial Eagle, another time, another place in Kruger Park
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A lonely zebra on Etosha pan
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Feeding station at a sanctuary on Tobago. Scan
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