Some Birds

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:52 pm

Greg Beetham wrote:Some great bird photo's being posted by one and all.
Hey Robbie I see you have a bird that looks very similar too one over here, (middle photo) called a bush stone-curlew or weeloo here, I wonder if it also has the same eerie night time call.
http://www.chappo1.com/bush_stone_curlew.html
I thought I'd put this link in as he seems to use both a KM5D and an A700 for his bird photography.
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It must be the same family.. This one really makes a noise at night, can drive you dilly..we call it a Spotted Dikkop (Burhinus capensis). I use a KM5D and an A700 for my bird photography so were you referring to him or me? looking at his site he has much the same interests as me.. very interesting.. thank you for sharing this..

Thank you Yildez.. appreciate your comments..

BTW, my passion is Avian photography so I could easily fill this site with pics.. haha

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby aster » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:45 pm

RobbieA wrote:BTW, my passion is Avian photography so I could easily fill this site with pics.. haha


Why not start it off then? Rally on! :D :D

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:20 pm

aster wrote:
RobbieA wrote:BTW, my passion is Avian photography so I could easily fill this site with pics.. haha


Why not start it off then? Rally on! :D :D

Yildiz


You sure? Don't want to hijack this thread but will post a few more..

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Re: Some Birds

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby aster » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:57 pm

No, you're a sensible person, you'd not hijack anyone's thread. :)

These are all very beautiful birds. Lilac breasted roller has a remarkable colour-palette variety and probably is a young one.

Thanks for sharing Robbie.

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Not so colourful

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby gio67 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:37 pm

not a patch on most ot the pics on here , but heres my efforts

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby kingfisher » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:03 pm

robbie

the MALACHITE KINGFISHER , is one of the birds , i like very wel , and is on my list , to photograph them

can you tell me the best place to shoot them????????????

greetings
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:57 pm

kingfisher wrote:robbie

the MALACHITE KINGFISHER , is one of the birds , i like very wel , and is on my list , to photograph them

can you tell me the best place to shoot them????????????

greetings
gustav


Hello Gustav

The Malachite Kingfisher is found all over Africa below the Sahara.. We have them in South Africa and they are not so common, but if you know where to look we can find them without much difficulty. You are welcome to visit South Africa and when you do, I will happily show you where I shoot them. They are found all over the country next to rivers and lakes and I have seen them in a few different places including the Kruger National Park. Here we also have about 10 different kingfishers. I include some more photos just to wet your appetite so that you can visit here.

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BTW, we speak afrikaans over here which is very simular to nederlands..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:18 pm

Wonderful shots, Robbie.
Would be very exciting to see you and Gustav competing taking shots of those amazing birds.
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby jcoffin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:45 pm

RobbieA wrote:...
The Malachite Kingfisher is found all over Africa below the Sahara.. We have them in South Africa and they are not so common, but if you know where to look we can find them without much difficulty. You are welcome to visit South Africa and when you do, I will happily show you where I shoot them. They are found all over the country next to rivers and lakes and I have seen them in a few different places including the Kruger National Park. Here we also have about 10 different kingfishers. I include some more photos just to wet your appetite so that you can visit here.


Those are some gorgeous shots Robbie -- an essentially perfect job of capturing a beautiful subject!

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Hey Doc, different types of shooting.. Gustav uses a 200mm, his kinfishers are close.. I need to use a 500mm, birds not so close..

Thank you jcoffin.. appreciate your comments..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:57 pm

RobbieA wrote:Hey Doc, different types of shooting.. Gustav uses a 200mm, his kinfishers are close.. I need to use a 500mm, birds not so close..


Doesn't matter, you're both superb, each in his own methods. :D
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby kingfisher » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:21 pm

nice kingfisher- shots , robbie

maybe someday i visit your country , specially for this kingfisher
thank you , for the information

cheers
gustav


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