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Old Sep 17, 2004, 2:33 PM   #1
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Immature Bateleur in the Kruger National Park, South Africa



Took this one just after it ate a frog, note the remains on the beak. As a mature bird the feathers on the head turns black and the face and upper part of the beak a blood red color ending in yellow then black tip.

Canon 10D, 100-400mm IS 1/1000s 5.6F 400 ISO

Btw Thanxeric s, bought the aboveafter talking to you. Haven't been dissapointed yet.
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 2:55 PM   #2
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thats a brilliant photo! unbelievable detail!!:shock:
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 6:19 PM   #3
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:Owow.....

love it....great detail, sharp sharp sharp...

and i LOVE the eye...(i have an eye fetish? )

GREAT shot....to say the least...

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Old Sep 19, 2004, 5:30 PM   #4
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Hey Bahamut!

Thanks for sending me the linkto this site!!

I love this pic so much I just had to comment!!..oohhh howI wishI was back in South Africa!!!!

I've lost loads of time browsing the forumsover the weekend- loads of excellent photos, advice and comments on here... will post some of my pics soon, will be good toget some feedback!!

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Old Sep 20, 2004, 1:08 PM   #5
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WOW!!!

Would like to know more about this Kruger National park.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 1:25 PM   #6
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Hi bobbyz

Kruger National Park ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals, including the big five.

For more information on our national parks visit http://www.parks-sa.co.za.
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