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Old Oct 20, 2004, 3:14 PM   #1
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A few Kingfishers from the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima)

Canon 10D, 100-400mm IS @ 400mm, 1/250s, F5.6, ISO 250

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Canon 10D, 100-400mm IS @ 400mm, 1/250s, F5.6, ISO 100

Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)

Canon 10D, 100-400mm IS @ 400mm, 1/350s, F6.7, ISO 100

Brownhooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris)

Canon 10D, 100-400mm IS @ 400mm, 1/250s, F5.6, ISO 100

There are still 6 other species that are eluding me, but will hopefully get a few more this summer now that I have a reasonable telephoto lens.
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 5:31 PM   #2
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WOW, so many different types of King fishers and so close. You must be lucky to live near such a great place.

I do see some haze in your shots. I get same with my 100-400L. WHat helps is to use USM settings of 15/30/0. Here is your #1 shot run throught it and some minor USM at 100/0.3/0. Hope you don't mind me changing your original. These were real awesome shots and I will be more than happy to have either one in my portfolio.


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Old Oct 20, 2004, 7:14 PM   #3
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stunning shots:-)
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 9:39 PM   #4
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Stupendous looking birds and very nicecomposing and poses. I think the last pose is spectacular. It's like the bird is an outgrowth or living bud from the branch. I appreciate what bobby has done with USM and think that these would be even more appealing with a touch more sharpness. As for the composition, poses, and exposure...deadly perfect!
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 6:57 AM   #5
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You might hv struggled to get these pics. very

close. Excellent pcs.!
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 1:56 PM   #6
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Great photos. Kingfishers in Georgia are very hard to approach. I have never been able to get anywhere near as close as you. How did you do it?
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 2:27 PM   #7
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spectacular work!

you should be proud of these!

elusive species, and tacksharp of them all



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Old Oct 23, 2004, 3:21 PM   #8
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Excellent shots!

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