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Red.billed Quilea @ Tau Pan, Central Kalahari, Botswana

That picture looks soft to me here. On other "places" I posted it, it appears sharper.

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travelingteachr
A beauty


I'm over here...

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Tom Kellie

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Ebony Irises

 

Photographed at 2:58 pm on 17 February, 2017 in Kruger National Park, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 250, 1/2500 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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The heavy rains of mid-February had closed most roads such that we were restricted to the major highways. Nevertheless in the cool air there was considerable wildlife activity.

 

This lioness was one of two who emerged from a grassy thicket, making her way through the wet grass with a measured pace as birds loudly chirped around her.

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The_Norwegian

From a snowy and cold morning in the domain of the golden eagles, here in Norway, in telemark. The golden eagle are the fasest bird after the peregrine falcon, and one of the best hunters of the sky.

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Csaba

Delete please

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Csaba

The photo was taken in Katavi last week. Criticism of settings, composition and so on would be appreciated. I haven't done any Photoshop work yet. It's the only shot from the trip that I'm happy with so far. I'll upload some more photos when I get home and get stuck into the RAW files.

 

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Settings:

Aperture = 5.0  

Shutter speed = 1/400  

ISO = 400

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Csaba

Can anyone identify this species?

 

The video was recorded at Ikuu campsite, Katavi.
 


 

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Geoff
36 minutes ago, Csaba said:

Can anyone identify this species?

 

Yep, it's a Civet.

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Csaba
18 minutes ago, Geoff said:

Yep, it's a Civet.

 

 

Sorry, I meant to species level. A quick look at google image search and species range diagrams suggests that it's Civettictis civetta.

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Geoff
6 minutes ago, Csaba said:

it's Civettictis civetta.

 

Yep, to be more correct it is an African Civet Civettictis civetta

 

 

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Csaba

Taken in Amani Nature Reserve:

 

36611735631_2049d95196_o.jpgMoon - Amani by Halfw1t, on Flickr

 

36468594631_c92c251822_o.jpgAmani Nature Reserve - Tree Frog by Halfw1t, on Flickr

 

I got a genet's tail several times on the camera trap. Annoyingly, this is the best shot that I managed to get.

 

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Taken in Katavi NP:

 

Hippo pod two minutes from Ikuu campsite

 

35925640773_a6c55c42b2_o.jpgKatavi - lake next to campsite by Halfw1t, on Flickr

 

Some camera trap footage

 

 

 

36344263480_9032de1e89_o.jpgElephant silhouette - Katavi day 2 by Halfw1t, on Flickr

 

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The herbivore density at Katavi was surprisingly low. The biggest elephant and buffalo herds that we saw both had less than 10 members and there were periods where we drove for over an hour without seeing much of interest. Our guide said that it would be a lot easier to spot animals in around a month. I'd be interested to hear how this compares with other people's experiences of the park. In the four days that we were in the park we only saw four other vehicles so there were times when it felt like we had the place to ourselves. This included being the only vehicle at two excellent lion sightings so it was a very enjoyable trip.

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Whyone?
I'm just sorting through photo's I took on a recent trip to Cambodia (Siem Reap / Angkor Wat area) and whilst not deliberate, it has become apparent that, one way or another,  I have a lot of 'things framed by other things'!
 
 
39509935025_fccc0ff228_o.jpg2R4C8901 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
38595564210_4d7b556ae5_o.jpg2R4C8620 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
39509937675_5498bb07f2_o.jpg2R4C8495 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
25534619137_25b8a63a8f_o.jpg2R4C8734 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
40406402091_2370e8c4af_o.jpg2R4C8740 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
 
25534618297_eebc0d4f33_o.jpg2R4C8989 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
39509936775_a7634a4d4c_o.jpg2R4C8650 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40406402651_99b8fc0e72_o.jpg2R4C8674 by Whyone, on Flickr

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Peter Connan

Some lovely examples of "the art of framing" there @Whyone?

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wilddog

Very artistic. Lovely series of images @Whyone?

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Wild Dogger

Giraffe in the Massai Mara

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Peter Connan

Tree Squirrel

 

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Wild Dogger

Vulturine Guineafowls, Tsavo West

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PHALANX

Winter on the south coast UK, can be very rewarding. Brighton pier has become synonymous with murmurations of common starlings.

The UK numbers are boosted my migrants from Scandinavia & the Steppes in the winter. They all seem to get along OK, especially when murmurating.

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Peter Connan

Beautiful!

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Whyone?

A few more from my recent trip to Cambodia, including the obligatory 'Angkor Wat at sunrise' shot...

 
39215738910_aa09b4eeca_h.jpg2R4C8460 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40131219605_e25d77ab1b_h.jpg2R4C8720 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40131220815_b76ddd887b_h.jpg2R4C8699 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40982722282_6907f0eb29_h.jpg2R4C8493 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40131222625_3499dcf556_h.jpg2R4C8595 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40315988304_799ff95fd4_h.jpg2R4C8843 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
40982764032_782db7e9fb_h.jpg2R4C8526 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
26154083667_9ea9c3d9f9_h.jpg2R4C8535 by Whyone, on Flickr

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Tom Kellie

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Eye Contact

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 10:59 am, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Polemaetus bellicosus pinned me with a ‘take no prisoners’ glare.
 

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Tom Kellie

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Changing of the Guard

 

 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
In Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, on 29 April, 2014 at 9:44 am, ISO 200, f/5, 1/1600 sec.
 
 
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The Ewaso Nyiro River attracts different animals throughout the day. Giraffes depart as elephants arrive.

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Tom Kellie

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Flying Mongoose
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 11:44 am, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Who says that Helogale parvula can't fly?
 

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Tom Kellie

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Percher-ons
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 11:18 am, ISO 320, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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A set of seven Plocepasser mahali together on a branch, all facing away from the lens.
 

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Tom Kellie

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Claws of Female Agama agama
 
 
~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Shutter Priority shooting mode.
 
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya on 3 October, 2014 at 4:11 pm, ISO 500, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec.
 
 
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Viewed from near ground level, Agama agama claws are formidable. No wonder they're able to climb walls.
 

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