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Peter Connan

Some really beautiful shots. I'm afraid this part of my thread (when i eventually get there) is going to look very similar.

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Near Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, 2/2/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/4000   Female     Male    Canon 7D mark ii, 100-4

And now for the star of the show...   Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 3/5/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f 7.1, 1/1600  

Near Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, 29/1/18   Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1000, f6.3, 1/500         87) Grey lourie (go-away bird)

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Marievale looks like a very good place to go birding. Good collection!

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17 minutes ago, PeterHG said:

Marievale looks like a very good place to go birding. Good collection!

 

indeed @PeterHG and I'm not done yet....

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2 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

this was the closest I got to an "in flight" shot

"Look mum! No hands!" Great moment.

Two Bishops! Almost ecumenical unity!

 

That Swamphen certainly raises the bar for EBC. Or do I mean lowering?;)

 

Anyway a great set of photos notwithstanding.

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/640, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/640, EV +1/3

 

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32) Squacco heron

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And one I've never really tried to photograph before, as I have only really seen them flying over roads

 

Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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33) Sacred ibis

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/800, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/320, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 160, f7.1, 1/640

 

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34) Long-tailed widowbird

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/800

 

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35) Fan-tailed widowbird

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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36) Three-banded plover

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/3200

 

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37) Pin-tailed whydah 

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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38) African spoonbill

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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39) Little egret

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

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

 

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40) African darter

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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41) African jacana

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/2000

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/2000

 

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42) Black-headed heron

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 160, f7.1, 1/640

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 160, f7.1, 1/500

 

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43) African wattled lapwing

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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44) Spurwing goose

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

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

 

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45) Black-winged stilt

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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46) Blacksmith lapwing

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1250, EV -1

 

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and an attempt at BIF :wacko:

 

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47) Glossy ibis

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

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

 

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48) Common fiscal

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

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

 

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49) Ruff

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/200, EV-2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600

 

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50) Malachite kingfisher

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Marievale Bird Sanctuary, RSA, 28/1/18

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 160, f7.1, 1/500

 

Male

 

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Female

 

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

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/320

 

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51) Southern masked weaver

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So that's it for Marievale. We saw and positively identified 62 species, but either didn't get a chance to photograph the rest of them or I blew it - you can see which when @Peter Connan gets to his Marievale shots! The common waxbills on the way in however were entirely our fault, as we were running late and did not want to stop! Highly recommended as a half day trip from Johannesburg (not recommended is the road linking to the Kruger motorway - lethal potholes)

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