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South of Lower Sabie, KNP, 20/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/2000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f8, 1/250

 

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23/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 200, f7,1, 1/640

 

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Male

 

KNP 20/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f8, 1/2500

 

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Female

 

KNP 20/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/2000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 800, f8, 1/1600

 

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Juvenile

 

So, having never seen them before, they appeared to be everywhere!

 

16) Red-backed shrike

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North of Satara, KNP, 25/1/6   Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f5.6-6.3, 1/500-1/1250           13) Rufous-naped lark

Near Lower Sabie, KNP 21/1/16 Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/1000   68) Southern carmine bee-eater

Awesome @@Tdgraves. I get them in my back garden too. This individual ambushes sparrows at one of the bird baths.   How many species are you up to for the year so far?

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just found a (slightly) better black-bellied bustard

 

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The Rufous-naped lark take-off series is beautiful!

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Thanks @@Peter Connan

 

Shows that the 7D mark II has better burst firing results than the mark I, where you could only really rely on the first on or two, (if you were lucky) shots being in focus

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Lower Sabie, KNP, 19/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/400

 

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17) Jacobin cuckoo

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North of Satara, KNP 25/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/2500

 

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18) Red-breasted swallow

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Tdgraves

 

FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's my idea of a stop-in-your-tracks photograph!

Had I been in your shoes, seeing the cuckoo would have set my heart racing.

Yesterday @@Game Warden requested a refresh for the “Show us your spiny acacia...” thread.

With your lovely image above, you've done just that!

Very nice swallow, too.

Thank you.

Tom K.

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Near Shimuwini, KNP, 28/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/800

 

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19) Spotted flycatcher

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Really like the Crowned Eagle and the Lark fly-off especially. Since I also have a 7d I am curious - what AF settings are you using for trying to get shots of perching birds flying off?

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@@michael-ibk I have it on AI-focus with back button focussing. On AV with quite high ISO (it was overcast) but high enough to give a shutter speed >1000, but 1/2000 if not so overcast. Then press the button and hope!

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Ah interesting, I necer use AI-Focus, seems to work excellently for you. Out of the many settings options, do you use one of the 4 single point (or with "helpers"), of the 2 zone or the full-automatic option?

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My OH hates it as well and uses one shot! I usually have it set on single point but If I have time to adjust the settings (and especially on a larger subject I.e. An animal, I would extend it to the 4 adjacent points, but often there is no time.....

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Ditholo wildlife estate, 29/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/800-1/1000

 

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20) Barn swallow

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As far as I can tell, that is it for the new species (unless I find some photos of an as yet unidentified bird as I do my TR). 20 new species not bad for 1 trip....

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 17/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/800

 

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21) White-fronted bee-eater

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 17/1/16

Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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22) White-backed vulture

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 17/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/800

 

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Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/640

 

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23) European bee-eater

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 17/1/16

 

Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/400

 

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24) Laughing dove

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 17/1/16



Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/320



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DItholo wildlife estate, 29/1/16



Canon 7D mark II 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1000



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25) Golden-breasted bunting


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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16



Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1250



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Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/1250



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26) African wattled lapwing


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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16

 

Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/640

 

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27) Swainson's spurfowl

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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16



Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/5000



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Ditholo wildlife estate, 28/1/16



Canon 7D mark II 100-400 mark II, ISO 4320, f7.1, 1/800



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28) Magpie shrike


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Near Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16

Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 640, f8, 1/2500

 

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29) Bennett's woodpecker

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In camp Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16

Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/125

 

Very bad proof shot I'm afraid

 

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And a marginally better one

 

Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/125

 

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and finally one in focus, 22/4/16

 

Canon 7D mark II 100-400, ISO 8640, f7.1, 1/250

 

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30) Black-backed puffback

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In camp Berg-en-Dal, KNP, 18/1/16



Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f6.3, 1/160



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Canon 5D mark III 100-400 mark II, ISO 1000, f6.3, 1/400



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31) Grey-headed bush-shrike


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