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TonyQ

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A lovely photo of a beautiful animal

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Tom Kellie

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Delichon dasypus Mother's Return



Photographed at 12:40 pm on 28 July, 2016 at the Baohe Dam, Hanzhong, China using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 135mm f/2L telephoto lens.



ISO 400, 1/320 sec., f/5.6. 135mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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While visiting the Shimen Plank Road, which is cantilevered over the Bao River near Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province, in central China, the Baohe Dam was encountered with substantial infrastructure.



A pair of hungry unfledged Delichon dasypus, Asian House Martin, nestlings were fed by their mother who came and went in the blink of an eye. They must be very fast eaters!


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Kitsafari

@@Tom Kellie great to have you back, and lovely to see those nestlings! Rdid they make a racket that only baby birds can? Is this species common in China?

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Tom Kellie

@@Tom Kellie great to have you back, and lovely to see those nestlings! Rdid they make a racket that only baby birds can? Is this species common in China?

 

~ @@Kitsafari

 

Thank you so much for your kind words.

I've never seen the species before, as nearly all of my time in China has been spent in heavily polluted urban settings where the bird species typically consist of magpies, sparrows and a few crows.

Period.

These birds were observed and photographed in a gloriously pollution-free mountain environment in central China. Whether or not they're common is unknown to me.

I didn't hear their cries but their beaks were open. The reason that I noticed them at all was that I noticed adult birds briefly flying up into the shaded concrete ceiling of dam infrastructure.

What most surprised me was their relatively large eyes, as I didn't know that unfledged nestlings had eyes so large.

Tom K.

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Big Andy

The early morning Brecon Beacons in South Wales UK.

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PHALANX

A long time ago, camera was a Canon, which?

100-300 lens. Settings? Sorry :)

Taken near to Keekorok lodge, Masai mara.

I thought they looked so Regal.

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theplainswanderer

Recently back from Namibia - included a visit into the worlds oldest and dramatically beautiful Namib desert.

 

This Gemsbok (or Oryx) photographed near the Dead Vlei.

 

We saw these wonderful animals across Namibia including Etosha but the magical dune backdrop made this image a favourite of mine.

 

Canon EOS 7D Mark 2

100-400 Mark2

1.4 Converter

 

David Taylor

Brisbane, Australia

 

 

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PHALANX

BREAKING GNU'S.

Another oldie, sorry no info :(

 

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Geoff

Testing their strength. This image was captured at Selinda in Aug, 2005.

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PHALANX

A SHAGGY BUCK STORY.

F/m Defassa Waterbuck Oserian Conservancy.

 

Olympus C760US

f/4 1/320. App 3.8. ISO 64. 63mm

 

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PHALANX

This is a memory that will stay with me forever.

06.30hrs. Kilimanjaro, taken from the entrance to Kimana lodge 50km from Amboseli reserve.

It was a beautiful morning, bird song filled the air and as I came out of reception, Wow!

This was 1991, Canon A1: 28-55mm, but I can not remember settings etc, Sorry. :wacko:

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theplainswanderer

Aardwolf

Kamanjab, Northern Namibia

Canon EOS 7D Mark 2

Canon 100-400 Mark 2

1.4 Converter

Flash and Better Beamer

 

Another exciting find on our recent Namibia safari. We travelled to Kamanjab to Toko Lodge where Aardwolfs are seen. We did two night drives - we saw Aarwolfs a number of times but getting a photo was a real challenge! In the end this was the only real keeper but was so happy to see and photograph a species that is notoriously elusive.

 

Regards

 

David Taylor

Brisbane

 

 

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PHALANX

My neighbours at Mara Serena lodge. Tree Hyrax.

 

Fuji finepix M603. f/3.2, 1/125sec, ISO 200, 17mm

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PHALANX

The Galana river in Tsavo east.

One of my most favourite places.

 

FinePix S8000fd: f/5, 1/500, ISO 100.

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TonyQ

@@theplainswanderer

Well done - agreat sighting well photographed!

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PHALANX

When we drove into Hells gate near Naivasha (Kenya)

I though we had accidentally driven onto a set of Jurassic park.

 

Canon A1. ISO100, 28-55mm, 1/500

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Big Andy

From the heat of Hells Gate to the cold of the North, under the vatnajokull glacier in the ice caves.

 

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PHALANX

Every now and then after heavy rain on the slopes of Kilimanjaro,

Lake Amboseli appears, and when it does the birdlife is prolific.

 

African fish Eagle flying across lake Amboseli.

FinePix S8000fd. f/4.5, 1/320, ISO 200.

 

Goliath Heron, f/4.5. 1/750. ISO 200

 

African Spoon bill: f/6.3. 1/450. ISO 64

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PHALANX

1: A controlled burn in Kakadu National park, northern territory Australia.

FinePixS8000fd: f/3.5. 1/210 sec. ISO 64.

 

2: Lake Amadeus. a huge salt lake in the area of Uluru (Ayers Rock)

FinePixS8000fd: f/5.6. 1/500 sec. ISO 64.

 

3: Uluru (Ayres rock)

FinePixS8000fd: f/8. 1/340 sec. ISO 64.

 

4: Mt Connor (Artilla) Uluru district.

FinePixS8000fd: f.4. 1/240 sec. ISO 64.

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michael-ibk

Great shots, especially love the first one of the burning forest, it looks like a painting, almost surreal.

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Peter Connan

I agree, magnificent photos.

 

Just not sure they belong in the African photography section...

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PHALANX

African section? I thought it was "a picture a day, from anywhere" ? Ooops! :)

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Peter Connan

Probably there should be a "picture a day, from anywhere" thread?

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Big Andy

Opp's I hadn't noticed it was Africa, my ice images are defiantly out of place, wouldn't see that much ice not even on Kilimanjaro.

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Geoff

Here we can highlight Safaritalk members most memorable images: favourite photographs, taken anywhere in Africa, India or elsewhere on your travels: wildlife, landscapes, people, architecture etc. Comments invited.

 

Please include brief details: where taken, equipment etc.

 

@@Big Andy @@Peter Connan @@PHALANX The above quote is from GW's opening post. No problem with where the image is taken...

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