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Old Jan 23, 2006, 4:58 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I returned from a trip to Malawi about a month ago where a took about 2000 shots but unfortunately I haven't found the time to process them yet. I've mamaged to get through about 30, here are a few bird pics I've done...

#1 - Kingfisher(I think its spelt Malakied Kingfisher, but that could be hopelessly wrong). This little beauty was sitting on a "dugout" canoe and usually I don't like man's influence in the shot, but in my opinion, it adds to the shot.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 4:59 AM   #2
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#2- have no idea what this bird is called. In SA we call them hammerkops which translate to hammer heads, which I'm quite sure it isn't called
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 5:01 AM   #3
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#3 - Unfortunately, these were very far away, but I've never seen love birds in the wild before, so I had to try capture them.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 5:02 AM   #4
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#4 - African Fish Eagle. I was a but hesitant to post this as I have several quite a bit better then this one, but it may be months before I get to them. These eagels were everywhere in Malawi.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 5:05 AM   #5
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#5 - Bea eater (think its pronounced Bahm's Bea Eater). These were very common where I was, but apparently they not very common else where. Maybe an avid birder can verfiy that?
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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Hi John,

The variety of birds you are able to photograph there always amazes me. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 4:34 PM   #7
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4 and 5 are really nice with very good compositions.. think you could sharpen #5 up a bit more for even better results..

and i think the cactus shot is kind of cool in a way..

nice set..
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Thanks for sharing. 4 and 5 are my favourite. Jaki.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:02 AM   #9
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So tell us, John, about the bird YOU caught!
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 2:13 AM   #10
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Thanks to all those you have looked in and commented.

Zolbol - I have already - http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=90
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