Well, if you don't go out you have no chance to take a photos like these!I went to a nature reserve just for a walk as I usually find very few birds there but was really pleased to come across a Goosander (Merganser) as I have rarely seen one. As a bonus, there was a Marsh Harrier as well. (R5 +100-500mm + 1.4x).
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You know I love Java Sparrows, so thanks!Today I got just two species of birds: First one in the BIF topic and here are the "stationary" (huh, kind of...).
The "mirror slapping" has (at least sometimes!) it's advantage - birds are getting synchronized looking at what made the noise!
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Beautiful Alan!Another autumnal shot, this time back with the RF 100-500mm + 2xTC. Chaffinches have been rare this year and last, but this male was on my apple tree for quite a while, allowing me to change lenses and compare with the RF 800mm and RF 800mm + 1.4xTC. Not much to choose between them in practice.
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Thanks! For some reason my 'story' didn't get included...I started bird photography as hobby in January this year ( because of covid restricting my usual travel photogrpahy) and my goto place for birds apart from my garden is the Rietvlei Nature Reserve 10min drive from my home...there are more than 200 species to be found there plus some animals like rhino, eland, cheetah, zebra etc.Ivan, those are some lovely photos. Thank you for sharing!