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Old Aug 14, 2005, 1:09 PM   #1
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A Bronze Mannikin, a very small seed eater - {smaller than a feral pigeon, Dave :?}

I liked the color contrast with the red flowers - John, you should recognise the area

The highlights are a tad blown, I've since realised if I shoot in jpeg mode, I need to drop the contrast down to midpoint or lower, somehow this seems to suit the 100-400 lense/20D combo [anyone else with a similar experience ??]

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Old Aug 14, 2005, 1:17 PM   #2
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# 2 - "Sleepy Hollow"
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 1:20 PM   #3
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And a Red Winged starling sipping nectar from an Aloe flower
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 3:43 PM   #4
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JakeTPegg wrote:
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A Bronze Mannikin, a very small seed eater - {smaller than a feral pigeon, Dave :?}
Yes, but is it larger than a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker?





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Old Aug 14, 2005, 3:48 PM   #5
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is it larger than a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker? ??

Full or empty ?? :blah:
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 5:47 PM   #6
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Very nice, Jake. I really like the red wing on the tall aloe plant.
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 7:49 PM   #7
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All great ones Jake. I seem to like the 2nd one best. The eyes and beak are really sharp and it looks like the little fellow is sitting in a bowl of jello fruit salad.

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Old Aug 15, 2005, 12:34 AM   #8
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Nice ones Jake - especially number 2.
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 9:10 AM   #9
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Good day uncle



"John, you should recognise the area"



I assumed you were talking about me, I'm sad to say I can't recognize the area unless the Eastern Cape is the only place in SA that aloe grows? Great shots by the way.
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Yup John, it's you I was refering to - These were taken in your other uncle's front yard in Eshowe

Thanks Zol, your few words are always encouraging
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