Beautiful stuff, Eric! I'm starting to get even more appreciation for the beauty of African birds- it's so easy just to think of the "Big 5", but clearly, there is so much diversity and you bring it to us so well
Very nice work Eric, what a nice morning tour of Bots before heading to work The lion cubs take the cake for me even with the African Softball ! Who cleans that place anyway You did clean up the last one nicely, well done. One further suggestion; if you going to dodge or burn use a luminosity layer and if possible curves. That method isn't destructive
Beautiful set. Numbers 1 and 4 are the most impressive, but I love the feather detail in 2 and the beauty of the bird in 3. As for your comment about the Bennet's--it's probably related to the Northern flicker, another woodpecker that spends time foraging on the ground.