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I have yet to process many pictures so may not be able to do justice to all the wonderful sights and experiences. I guess you'll have to be a bit patient
Sighting in Kalahari are different that those in Kenya/Botswana, since the area is so vast and hence the density of the big cats is relatively not as dense as in the Kenya etc. This made the sighting much sweeter. You need a lot more patience and luck in Kalahari. Additionally the other visitors were very sharing in any info re: sighting, whenever possible.
The focus in this one will be more on our feathered friends.
As usual C&C is welcome



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1- The alert Cheetah Mom

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    124mm    f/5.0    1/640s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  





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2 - Bateleur on the ground. Shooting from the car has it's limitation. Wished I could have gotten at eye level

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/7.1    1/1600s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  





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3- WWF Wrestler challenging me Tawny eagle Juvi

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  





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4 - Namaste Morning Yoga - Downward dog :) black backed jackal

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    140mm    f/6.3    1/800s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





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5- must see species for my buddy - brown hyena

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6- peek-a-boo

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7- everyone likes melons, summer melons that is

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8 - sometime the sighting is about the environment

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9 - hiding in plain sight.

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    280mm    f/7.1    1/250s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  







10 - black shouldered kite

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    450mm    f/8.0    1/2500s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  







11- secretary bird

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12 - Marshal eagle

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/20.0    1/125s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Aug 27, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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part 2





13- PCGH

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/640s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







14- observe the tiny piece of food at the end of the tongue

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +2x III lens    1000mm    f/9.0    1/800s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  







15 - waiting in pairs for Noah's ark (there is some redundancy here)

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/5.0    1/1250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







16- arty fartsy attempt

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17- bushnell's sand grouse

  Canon EOS R5    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/5000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







18- light, camera, action - the wildebeests are the bullies or the bad boys of the antelopes

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KD, great looking series. Beautiful.


Aug 27, 2022 at 11:06 AM
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The first image is so pretty KD, lovely light and welcoming comp. on the challenger Tawny Eagle, let's get ready to rumble ! Giraffe with melon, I first thought tennis ball but I guess I had my scaling wrong
Hiding in plain site is an excellent shot buddy. Nice takes on the feathered offerings, so many species you found, you must have well trained eyes for these environments now from all your travels.
Wonderful and so glad you are enjoying it all!

Karl



Aug 27, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Kalahari - 2nd post


The first Cheetah image does it for me. So rich in color, just beautiful. This is a great collection !
Gary



Aug 27, 2022 at 11:36 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Kalahari - 2nd post


Beautiful and unusual (for FM) subjects and nice photos 🙂


Aug 27, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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Awesome, really awesome set, KD! There are simply too many wonderful images to choose from and the variety is staggering. They EMV!

Joshua



Aug 27, 2022 at 11:45 AM
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KD you have outdone yourself !

It is hard to pick one since all of them are masterpieces...

"Hiding in plain sight" is my favourite .. his/her eyes tell the story and well captured in the image...

Love the Morning yoga/namaste piece as well the outstanding light and so on...

Congratulations and tks for sharing.


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Aug 27, 2022 at 11:58 AM
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Really enjoyable set from an area of Botswana that is a favorite of mine! Great job!


Aug 27, 2022 at 12:02 PM
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Ted ellis wrote:
KD, great looking series. Beautiful.


thanks UT



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Kalahari - 2nd post


Karl stole my comments, very nice series!

Bob



Aug 27, 2022 at 01:17 PM
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WOW ! YGMV

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Aug 27, 2022 at 02:25 PM
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KD, you have posted so many extraordinary sets. For me this one heads the list !!! Such marvelous work for first to last . Truth be told you had me with that first shot.
YGMV

Birdie



Aug 27, 2022 at 03:38 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Kalahari - 2nd post


Excellent set of images!
In spite of low density of wildlife you got a large set with a lot of variety.
Got my vote.

Dave



Aug 27, 2022 at 05:54 PM
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Karl Witt wrote:
The first image is so pretty KD, lovely light and welcoming comp. on the challenger Tawny Eagle, let's get ready to rumble ! Giraffe with melon, I first thought tennis ball but I guess I had my scaling wrong
Hiding in plain site is an excellent shot buddy. Nice takes on the feathered offerings, so many species you found, you must have well trained eyes for these environments now from all your travels.
Wonderful and so glad you are enjoying it all!

Karl


Thanks buddy



Aug 27, 2022 at 08:07 PM
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Wonderful group of images. Thanks for sharing these. All excellent but my favorites are #1 (awesome shot ) and #9.
John



Aug 27, 2022 at 09:39 PM
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Fantastic set, KD! If I really had to choose, it would be #1 and #5.

Voted.



Aug 27, 2022 at 10:15 PM
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excellent set KD


Aug 28, 2022 at 04:05 AM
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Superb photography and variety KD. A delight to view

Morris



Aug 28, 2022 at 08:28 AM
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sum1sgrampa wrote:
The first Cheetah image does it for me. So rich in color, just beautiful. This is a great collection !
Gary

thanks Gary. The Kalahari light is to die for.



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