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Storks: African Open-billed Stork

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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun May 06, 2012 2:33 pm

Bush Baptist, I guess so - seems there is whole in my education re this spot. Need to explore. :hmz:

Jan, what camera and lens were or are you using and the settings = excellent clarity! :mrgreen: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun May 06, 2012 3:13 pm

Kaapsedraai: Canon 40D, 400mml lens, AV 5.6 Shutter speed was 1/1000......

Tx for the asking :)

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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Sun May 06, 2012 6:15 pm

Thank you, Jan. I have a 60D, but a Sigma 100-500 lens. My photo was taken also with aperature f/5.6, exposure 1/1000 sec, ISO 200 and focal lenth 300mm. I guess the type of lens plays a role. I really enjoy your photos and visited the Tales link where you have posted a few. Lake Panic is also my favourite and been fortunate everytime I went there. I will post a few photos. :thumbs_up:

Bush Baptist, I have checked out your suggestion of Die Oog and will pay the area a visit some time and keep an eye on their webpage for any news. :)
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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun May 06, 2012 7:24 pm

a Few years back I also used a Bigma and almost stop taken photographs because every time I thought I had a great image, when opened on the computer the image was soft. I think for portraits and if you hold the lens still it can still work but for birds in flight it is to slow. May be the new Sigama's are better but that is just my opinion :D

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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Spotted one at the N'wanetsi Bird Hide

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Re: Storks: African Open-billed Stork

Unread postby Nico » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:28 am

Openbilled Stork with a Mussel at the Low water bridge at Shingwedzi, July 2013. 8)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby RemiE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:48 pm

I am a complete newbie to birding, so please dont poke fun :mrgreen:, and I am not always 100% sure as to what we saw :think: .
I always take pictures and try to ID them a bit later.
I need some help to ID this stork that we saw during the December 2014 / January 2014 holidays.
Hope this is the correct place to post this type of questions :hmz:
I took this photo from the bridge on the H4-2 looking towards the Gezantfombi Dam (Croccodile Bridge area).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:13 pm

You have an African Openbill there RemiE.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby RemiE » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:21 pm

Thank you BB
The only thing that bothered me was that in my book their feathers seemed much darker in colour :hmz: .
Either way, another addition to my list :dance:
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