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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Mel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:12 am

Great shots! \O \O I tried them as well last October but they photos came out rats. 0*\
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:33 am

Fantastic pics ExFem. ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Amoli » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:25 am

Absolutely great shots Exfmen. ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

May I ask where did you find these nests... ;-)
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Flutterby » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:18 am

Great pics! \O

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:49 am

Amoli wrote:May I ask where did you find these nests...
And may I ask what your camera settings were?
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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Flutterby » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:27 pm

STF has made a good suggestion...please can everyone tell us what their camera settings where for each photo. \O

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Michele Nel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:28 pm

Great shots ExFmem...really great. :)

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by ExFmem » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:31 pm

Thanks for the nice words.
I believe these were taken on the approach to Urikarus, where the steep climb to the dunetop starts, coming from the south. The wall is an excellent homesite for them to dig their tunnel.

The settings were: (Flying INTO the nest: 1/1000 @ f 7.1, 85mm ISO 400); (Flying OUT: 1/1600 @ f 5.6 150mm ISO 400)

This one's not flying, but is part of that series: (1/1600 @ f6.3 190mm ISO 400)

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I also have some photos of a pair digging their nest together, but will have to search for them. They are quite fascinating to sit and watch aren't they?

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:39 pm

Hi ExFem. Another stunning photo - the clarity and colour is amazing.

Thank you also for the cameras settings. I can never get such a frozen image of a bird in flight at 1/1600. I can only get it at 1/4000.

If I may ask you - are these pics photoshopped or are they as you took them? O** O** O**

Sorry - last question - what camera and lens are you using?

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Re: Birds In Flight

Post by Amoli » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 am

Stunning pics Exfmen... really lovely. \O \O

We have a thread : Bird of the month, and there is one on Bee-eaters.
Would you mind adding these pics of the bee-eaters and nests to this thread - that would be great. ^Q^ ^Q^
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