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Another one. Two golden eagles arguing over eating-rights. Beautiful birds, cold an snowy, perfect eagle-conditions! Also taken in the steep hills of Dalen in Telemark, Norway. D4s+tammy 150-600.  

Yesterday I went to visit one of my favorite spectacles in the animal world. Each morning during late July and early August, dozens to hundreds of Swallow-tailed Kites assemble over hayfields near th

Northern Carmine Bee-eaters taking advantage of savanna fire. Mago national park, Ethiopia, Feb 2015  

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Peter Connan

I totally agree. Stunning shot!

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offshorebirder

Thanks for the kind words @TonyQ and @Peter Connan.   

 

I got lucky with a close flyby and a lens that zoomed out (focal length was 248mm)  to get the whole bird in the frame.

 

The camera + settings info I neglected to mention:   Canon 7DmkII with a Canon 100-400 IS II lens. 248mm focal length, f/6.3, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec.   

 

 

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pomkiwi

Something a little bit different:

 

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Black headed vulture at Iguazu Falls, Argentina.

Fuji XT-2, 18-135mm lens @135mm, f/6.4, 1/600 sec, ISO 200

 

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Hummingbird, Iguazu, Argentina

 

This is a slightly staged photo which I hope is acceptable. The staging is that there is a small garden in Iguazu where the owners have set up feeding stations for hummingbirds (as well as planting lots of nectar filled flowers although it is now autumn). The garden is not enclosed in any way and thus I do not have any concern that the birds are captive.

 

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Fuji XT-2, 50-140mm lens @140mm, f/2.8, 1/80sec, ISO 800.

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I am under the impression that every hovering hummingbird photo I have ever seen was probably baited, so I don't mind at all.

 

Lovely shot!

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Toucan. Iguazu National Park, Argentina.

 

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Taken very late in the day and struggling for light.  All in all surprisingly graceful considering how unbalanced they look at rest.

 

Fuji XT2, 18-135mm lens@122.6(!) mm, f/5.6, 1/680sec, ISO 800.

 

This trip was my first attempt using the Fuji for wildlife and overall I was happy. More thoughts to come in the trip report....

 

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Crested Serpent Eagle, Corbett Tiger Reserve, India. March 2018

 

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Lesser Goldenback, Pench Tiger reserve, India. April 2018

 

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Indian Skimmer, Satpura Tiger reserve, India. March 2018

 

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Asian Openbill,  Pench Tiger Reserve, India. April 2018

 

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Indian Roller, Pench Tiger reserve, India. April 2018

 

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African fish eagle with a pray, Chobe river in Botswana, 2017IMG_4277_DxO.thumb.jpg.990b0dd13ba6cb8f85c5fd9573bcd1ce.jpg

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TonyQ

@Soukous the skimmer shot is superb- a really clever and striking composition.

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A Sedge Warbler doing his thing over a reed bed in Estonia.

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Peter Connan

Stunning!

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TonyQ

Superb Dave, a real beauty!

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Sorry for the distant crop, but it shows interesting behavior.  A  pair of Black-necked Stilts did not like an Osprey flying over their nesting area, so they dive-bombed it.

 

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@Game Warden Thanks Matt, there would have been three more but with a shutter speed of only 1/1600 the wings are a bit too blurred on those for my liking, got lucky with this one as it was at the point when they were fully outstretched so just enough blur for the impression of movement.

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1 hour ago, Game Warden said:

@Dave Williams That is incredible.

 

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I agree!

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offshorebirder

Streuth!

 

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TonyQ

An amazing shot - I am delighted if I even see a Cuckoo!

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Black browed albatross taken on Bird Island, Falkland Islands

 

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