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Putting together the member's Best of Birding gallery for issue 4 of the magazine, so can you please upload recent birding photos to this topic, small res, and then I'll contact each member via PM for a large resolution version.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Matt

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Peter Connan

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theplainswanderer

Hi Gamewarden - I cant seem to be able to post images to this topic - Ive replied to topic added images and pushed the reply button then it doesnt load - what am i doing wrong? Ive tried a few times.

 

cheers

 

David Taylor

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Game Warden

@@theplainswanderer Not sure, did you attach images from your HD or link to some in an online gallery?

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theplainswanderer

From HD - usually works Ok - Ill try again

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theplainswanderer

ahh that worked - Ill add some more later

 

cheers Matt

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Geoff

Excellent stuff so far...

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theplainswanderer

how about we see some of your great bird shots Geoff! :D:rolleyes:

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KrugerSafari

Challenge accepted.

 

African ground horn bill - Psst it is one of the rarest bird to see in the Kruger National Park.

 

The Kruger Park is busy compiling a survey on how many is actually left in the Kruger.

 

Photo Credit - Kurt Schultz

 

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Tdgraves

Not sure about the best of this year, this is possibly my best ever.....if only I could choose which one....

 

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And here are some others

 

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Or you could just look in my big year....although I haven't started on my most recent trip yet! http://safaritalk.net/topic/14834-tdgraves-big-ish-year-2015/

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Peter Connan

They are all great @@Tdgraves !

 

I would say it's between 1 and 3, but probably 3.

Also, I would get rid of the white object (another bird?).

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Tdgraves

They are all great @@Tdgraves ! I would say it's between 1 and 3, but probably 3. Also, I would get rid of the white object (another bird?).

 

thanks @@Peter Connan there are another 3 which I didn't post! I assumed that the white object was a feather, as I cannot see any flowers on the tree. But as you say, it'd be easy to crop it out, of 1 at least

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Tdgraves

 

They're all beautiful beyond expectation.

That final bee-eater is a stunner — terrific focus!

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

This is one instance where I would use a clone tool...

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Jonathan Morris

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Jonathan Morris

 

Many thanks for posting such a fine assortment of birds.

Truly lovely, making me wish that I was back in Africa on a game drive.

I'm unfamiliar with the fifth bird, between a roller and an owl, but must say that it's a lovely species.

Thank you!

Tom K.

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Jonathan Morris

@ Tom Kellie

 

Thank you Tom

 

The fifth bird is a Yellow-bellied Eremomela (Eremomela icteropygialis). They are usually not seen in the open like in the photo.

 

All birds where photographed in the Kruger National Park.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Jonathan Morris

 

I'm indebted to you for letting me know.

While I certainly won't expect to see one, I'll keep them in mind when I'm in Sabi Sands a few weeks from now.

I had no idea that the Kruger National Park area had such a bird as the Yellow-bellied Eremomela.

Tom K.

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Jonathan Morris

@@Tom Kellie

 

The photo was taken more to the southern part of Kruger they are normally in thick brush and don't sit still for very long, I was lucky to get the shot :)

 

They move to the eastern part of South Africa from January to August so you might get one in the Sabi Sands area.

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Peter Connan

Black-winged Stilt, Strandfontein Surage works, Western Cape:

 

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Glossy Ibis, same place:

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Great white Pelican, same place:

 

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Malachite sunbird, Camdeboo National Park (I am particularly proud of this one):

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xelas

@@Peter Connan

 

Great job, and D750 looks like a winner with 500f4!! Of course, just tools in the hands of a craftsman!

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Peter Connan

Thanks @@xelas

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