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FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:10 pm

It's so difficult to take nice images of a flying bird. :mrgreen:
I remember reading some posts by Madach giving good advice to improve shots of a flying bird :thumbs_up:

Shall we start a thread with our images ? :cam:
If this already exists on the forum,please merge my proposal with the existing post :redface:

Who starts ?
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:57 pm

Shall I open this thread ?

A nice sighting of 2 fish eagles near Mopani in Kruger,may 2010


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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Stampajane » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:25 pm

Awesome fish eagle picture, Goronta

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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:32 pm

Thanks Stampajane :D
After 2 fish eagles ,
Heavy flight of two " air groundhornbill " in Kruger not far from Rhino Walking Safari entrance on may 2010.
Not so sharp but ...



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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:35 am

I think it is a good subject Goronta. Something everyone can participate in. I think we should stick to birds photographed in Sanparks reserves only :D

What we usually call BIF (Birds in Flight) is very tricky at the best of times.

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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:58 am

White-back Vulture (Golden Gate)

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Raven (Golden Gate)

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Ground Woodpecker (Golden Gate)

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Black-chested Snake-eagle (Kruger)

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Yellow-billed Kite (Kruger)

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Martial Eagle (Kruger)

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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:19 pm

Excellent thread. I will start looking......
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:38 pm

Beautiful images Dotdan and Guinea Pig :clap: :clap:
Thanks for your contribution to the start of this thread :thumbs_up:

I agree we should stick to Sanparks BIF :rtm: (My groundhornbill shot was in Kruger ... :whistle: )

Another one at the same place on may 2010 :D

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And this one on august 2013 in the northern part of Kruger between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria (TR : On my way to Pafuri)

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It seems the Ground hornbills are often in the air :hmz:
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:53 pm

A little bit far(need a bigger lens :hmz: ) but always a pleasure to look at LBR flying :D


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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by hilda » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:34 am

Lovely topic Goronta! :clap: :clap:

Beautiful images so far Goronta, DotDan and Guinea Pig! Thank you for sharing! :dance: :dance:
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Goronta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Thank you hilda :gflower:

Flight of a fish eagle in the distance near Mopani on may 2010

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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:39 am

Lovely pics everyone!

A very tough subject to photograph - a bird in flight.
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:50 am

Greater Striped Swallow
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White-rumped Swift
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African Palm-Swift
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Forest Buzzard
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South African Cliff-Swallow
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Black Sparrowhawk
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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by Birdfriend » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:58 am

A very nice idea for a thread! :clap:

Goronta wrote:It's so difficult to take nice images of a flying bird. :mrgreen:

That’s true. I even can’t remember, how many pictures I deleted - just showing blue sky, empty bushes, one feather at the left edge. :mrgreen:

But sometimes the luck is on my side. :cam:

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Re: FLYING BIRDS

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:11 am

Unbelievable images here. WOW!! :clap: :clap:

Too make them look even better :wink: here is my poor attempt of a :hmz: on the S28 two weeks ago :)
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