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Chris Wahl

Birds from the bush

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That's the last post with images from my trip to SA a couple of months ago.

This one is all about birds and all are taken from hides. I am not a birder so please let me know in case I ID'd them incorrectly ...

 

Cheers

Chris

 

#1 African Jacana ... I was not at all aware of that most beautiful bird

ISO800, 1/6500s, f/4, 600mm (sick settings in hindsight)

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#2 NIght heron ... patiently on the hunt. He drove me crazy while trying to catch the hunting moment ... Big fail on my side.

ISO800, 1/6500s, f/4, 600mm

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#3 Tawny Eagle - relatively small but beautifully coloured eagle

ISO400, 1/1600s, f/4.5, 200mm

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#4 Sacred Ibis - A successful hunter he was ... that poor frog did not make it long after that moment

ISO400, 1/1600s, f/4.5, 165mm

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#5 $Egret - I have no idea what kind of egret/heron this is. I don't think it is a great white but well ... maybe a birder (@Greg Drawbaugh?) can ID it. For me this image is all about the light anyway.

ISO800, 1/4000s, f/5, 600mm

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#6 A bird - The artistic approach that sRGB simply can't do any justice ... Looks awesome in ProPhotoRGB and printed. ID somebody?

ISO800, 1/3200s, f/8, 600mm

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Great shots, Chris. the only birds I can identify correctly are Fish Eagles, budgies and pigeons. ;) 

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Thanks Dallas! So we are on the same level regarding the ID of birds :)


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8 hours ago, Chris Wahl said:

So we are on the same level regarding the ID of birds

 

Wait, I forgot about Marabou storks. We saw loads of those in Botswana. Big ugly buggers. 

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12 hours ago, Dallas said:

 

Wait, I forgot about Marabou storks. We saw loads of those in Botswana. Big ugly buggers. 

Well, I guess I could ID those too ... quite ugly but fascinating if I remember correctly :)


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20 hours ago, Luc de Schepper said:

Great series, Chris. I love the subtle light in these images. You must have been very patient, not my greatest virtue ...

Thank you Luc, much appreciated! The light in this hide was amazing in the early morning and late afternoon hours.

Well, photographing wild life and patience go together, no matter what. But there are those moments where you patiently wait for hours and then look somewhere else for 5 minutes ... Guess when the action happens :)

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