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  1. BillN

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    a few from today's "window seat" Really wet day today, wet all week, so far, I worry for some the young birds could not venture out a very wet young Jay Young Blackbird and a Great Spotted - who was looking really rough, the image and pp flatters him They spotted something this...
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    another Raptor - head shot I think that it is a Harris Hawk - but happy to be corrected I just got a little too near with the 300mm + 1,4TC ISO 5000 - D750
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    CAPTIVE (Bubo africanus) "It is illegal to capture or keep these owls in most southern African countries, but the nestlings are easy to tame and they make affectionate, companionable pets. However, feeding them is demanding, because they do best on balanced diets that include feathers, bones...
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    Local Market yesterday

    Just what caught my eye
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    From a march.. to a protest.. to a riot

    why is this happening, just a mad world that seems to just be accepted - just glad I live in rural France the human race is evolving into a bigger mess every day .. it deserves all it gets a world full of "nutters" Maybe it's fun to turn life into a Hollywood movie and that's what the rest...
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    Redstarts Young Black Redstarts and a young male Common Redstart D810 + Nikon 600mm f4
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    P900 image thread

    Morning Jock I hope that you do not mind but I thought that I would throw in a suggestion on how to make your really nice images "pop" a little. I take a lot of wildlife and bird images and pp is quite important If you use LR or PS just a couple of minutes will "improve" the look of your...
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    Yeh Dale, a lot of people take "good" shots of birds with these modern compact zooms, which they are pleased with ....... but to get "proper" shots you needs the kit and nothing, IMHO competes, (yet) with a DSLR and a long expensive lens on a good tripod and head etc. ........ which works out at...
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    Great Spotted Woodpecker
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    Euro Robin
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    The 25th Photographers' Lounge Salon Challenge: Photo series

    S Africa - Knysna "Highland Games" - well Pipe Bands, (marvellous) - and young men throwing things
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    "Scottish" Pipe Bands

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    This mornings Market_Gironde_France

    Thanks Lawrence Casablanca - Do you mean Peter Lorre and a yes/no/it's terrible - I was quite fond of this image - but obviously not the guy
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    This mornings Market_Gironde_France

    Luke - I started with the first then just added - it's a rural town - lots of characters about - on market morning some seem to start drinking a 9am ....... coffee and cognac is a popular tipple .... just for the "ordinary" folk The world is the world - and if I were cynical I would question if...
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    This mornings Market_Gironde_France

    C & C appreciated Naughty, but I couldn't resist the shot .. needs a good meal!! and a yes/no/it's terrible and he insisted I took his photo
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    Dogs

    and shampoo I hope!!
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    Dogs

    Smug Dog - He thinks he's smart
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    Temporary time-out Herman

    Best wishes Herman ......... the sun has started to shine with Spring just around the corner and Summer will be here before we know it Take care
  19. BillN

    Bokkie - A Springbok

    This is probably why Here's a guy who had just lost a "fight" - there were two main groups of Springbok - separated by the river on the Reserve - I saw this guy in the distance from the small boat used to go up and down the River - I realised that something was wrong but it was not until we got...
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    Bokkie - A Springbok

    I did get close to this guy - he hung around the cottages on the Game Reserve - he had been deserted by his mother and reared by a Ranger, so he thought that he was human He would quite happily come into the cottage and walk around grabbing the odd apple .. if you were sat on the grass he would...
  21. BillN

    off to Africa!

    the mind boggles "au naturel"
  22. BillN

    S African Township

    Thanks Christina a couple more
  23. BillN

    S African Township

    fabulous place view from our front terrace - Indian Ocean - strange how the horizon looks high from the top of a hill? not a good image - but a great place!
  24. BillN

    S African Township

    Thanks all for your appreciation - just back after our usual winter break, this is the 4th year we have been for up to two months - have to wait until Jan 2017 to go back there - S Africa is a wonderful place for us Brits in Jan/Feb/Mar when the weather in Europe is miserable. It is also a...
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    S African Township

    Thanks Lawrence
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    S African Township

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    S African Township

    A few Township kids to end with, (I may have posted some of these before)
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    S African Township

    The Township had many ethnic sections - as there was very little mixing The Rastafarian section was interesting - they had a barrier across the entrance and you had to ask "the man" to let you in - I asked why? - they said "to slow the police down" who raid them often for the usual stuff...
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    S African Township

    Hairdresser Snack Bar and Restaurant - she was a very interesting Lady - Chicken and chips Rand 20 - (less than £1/US$1.50) - or a half portion for 50 pence/75 cents (don't ask if I tried it) - although I did eat at another "Restaurant" - not sure what the meat was, I did not ask or...
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    S African Township

    but - hopefully the future
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    S African Township

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    S African Township

    Individual Houses
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    S African Township

    Most of the Township housing that I have seen is like this, (but I have only been to 4 Townships and all in the Western Cape) - this is quite a "wealthy" area, (tourist and holiday area), with less unemployment than say Joberg or Cape Town I am not trying to make any political statement - I...
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    off to Africa!

    need to see a photo of the Bride's sister!!!
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    A Meerkat

    and then he brought his family
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    A Meerkat

    Checked into a Game Reserve for a couple of nights and this little fellow greeted us
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    a few Sunbirds Male and female Greater Double Collard Sunbirds and not sure yet on the last image as I think that it is a developing juvenile
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    Vervet Monkey

    Thanks Dave we had lunch near the local forest, (S Africa), and they were hanging around in the trees nearby ...eating the "flowers" from a flowering tree
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    Vervet Monkey

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    Harris Hawk a pig powerful bird
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    Jackal Buzzards two injured birds in captivity - two different morphs at f2.8 - obviously I was quite near
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    Pied Kingfisher
  43. SIJ_30 _ Speckled Mousebird

    SIJ_30 _ Speckled Mousebird

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    Greater Double Collard Sunbird - juv female - small birds
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    Grey Heron
  46. Southern BouBou _ SIJ 26

    Southern BouBou _ SIJ 26

  47. Cape_Weaver_SIJ 27

    Cape_Weaver_SIJ 27

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