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Good morning from a windy overcast Cape Town.
Thank you for all your interest in my caterpillars yesterday.
While out on one of our drives we came upon quite a few birds at this waterhole, including this Saddle bill stalk. He was next to this rusty old barrel and Rob was horrified that I was taking photo's. I said you don't understand epz loves rust. GrinGrin We also saw a female on a nest high up on a tree . I will upload a few images of other birds also seen at the waterhole for interest sake but they are not good images.
Have a nice Monday and please keep Nelson Mandela in your thoughts as he is now on the critical list....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2013 - 7:50 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rusty reflections
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:24 Jun 2013 - 6:02 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:37 AM

Wow Colleen, the colour on the Stork's bill, amazing.

Andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:50 AM

A fine set Colleen, v4 and v7 are the best by far but Mikebee will not agree though!Wink He'd give you a barrel load of votes for v1 if he could!Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51221 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM

4 & 7 stood out for me as well, Colleen, a wonderful looking stork.

Dave

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:58 AM

great set love the reflections..

Dave

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:58 AM

Wouldn't mind seeing a few of these on my garden bird tables Tongue

Ade

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Caziwinkles
24 Jun 2013 - 7:13 AM

Super images, great reflections Colleen - loving the bright beaks! Smile

Carol

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
24 Jun 2013 - 7:28 AM

Wonderful set of ages well composed ColleenSmile

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
24 Jun 2013 - 7:35 AM

Very exotic and beautiful indeed Colleen,seen from Finland. V1 andV7 for me,with all those reflections and colours ! P.S. Everybody seem to have guessed right,the roller coster in the tunnel bouncing and the long shutterspeed ,the mouth of the tunnel drawing thouse white lines, and the green trees , the green lines. P.S. 2 I am already very excited about how you see Helsinki and Finland with your camera. It makes me even somewhat nervous,we have our ugly and mean sides too! Blush ----- Jukka.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:09 AM

Nicely seen Colleen . Ye cannae get away fae mans detritous anywhere you go these days , thats a fact o life and you have caught that beautifully here Grin Jukka every country has its dirty mean side so don't fret , quite often the dirty bits are the most photogenic SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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gwynn56
gwynn56  379 forum posts England
24 Jun 2013 - 8:12 AM

nice set of images , with some good reflections SmileSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Jun 2013 - 8:13 AM

A late good morning Colleen !! I battled with the internet here this morning !! I love these images but must agree with your choice of V1 as a lead into the set. The ugliness of pollution contrasted with the beauty of creation Smile

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

A wonderful set. Love V4 and V7. Smile

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johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

Hi Colleen V1 is a outstanding image love the reflections nothing wrong with the rest but that one is a cracker.
Regards John.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

A great series of images Colleen, V1 and V6 for me today, both are super.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

Interesting set of captures Colleen with some good reflections, but my favourite has to be V4. Lovely detail and colour and a bright eye too.
Joan.

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:58 AM

Great set, i lke V4.

brian.

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
24 Jun 2013 - 9:00 AM

No need to give away our secret love of rust Colleen. Grin Perhaps we should keep this within EPZ walls.....

I love the shot.

Harriet

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morpheus1955
24 Jun 2013 - 9:05 AM

Super set of images Colleen, love the reflections, and what an amazing beak wow

Hugh

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digital_boi
24 Jun 2013 - 9:24 AM

V1 for me today great reflections and a fine bit of grott

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 9:38 AM

What a wonderful set of images, Colleen!
The reflections in V1 are excellent.

#Richard

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 10:00 AM

Satisfying the nature lovers and the rust lovers!
What do husbands know?
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 10:42 AM

Nice set!! 4 and 7 for me!!

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 10:50 AM

Super stork images V1,2,4 & 7 . Rusty barrel & reflection is also good Grin
V3 is a Blacksmith Lapwing, & V5 & 6 is a Hammerkop
Regards Brian

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AngelaSeager
24 Jun 2013 - 11:05 AM

A lovely collection of birds and I especially like the black and white bird with the red accent colour that just pops out so beautifully....well captured and the reflections are great too! Kind regards Angela

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2239 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 11:54 AM

Thanks for the ID 's Brian

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 1:41 PM

I do not see too many rusty reflections Colleen,
so a joy to see one here !!
A good ''double barreled'' take here.
(And if Rob is still horrified with you,ditch him and marry me !!)
Mick.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 2:06 PM

A great set, Colleen, but V1, V4 & V7 have to be my faves, for those wonderful colours Wink
Trev Smile

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Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2426 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 - 2:21 PM

Another great set! SmileSmile

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gallero
gallero Plus Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
24 Jun 2013 - 2:41 PM

Una superfoto. Se logran ver los detalles completos del animal.

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ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
24 Jun 2013 - 3:35 PM

A wonderful set

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User_Removed
24 Jun 2013 - 3:38 PM

Lovely set of images Colleen.
Regards, Alf.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 3:50 PM

Superb collection Colleen - I too love v1 and v7 for the vivid colour of the beaks - all have great reflections and composition.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 6:30 PM

Cracking shots Colleen if i had to choose it would be V1 V4 V7

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:55 PM

Gorgeous reflections and lovely rust.
Great!

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Jun 2013 - 7:57 PM

A great looking bird and we do love rust

Peter

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 8:12 PM

A super set and esp. love V7
Ju

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 9:42 PM

Some great reflections here Colleen, great set off images. As Herman says, contrast between the ugliness of pollution and the beauty of nature.

A bit of a tiring day, strange experience when they pumped the drugs in and will have to do it all again next Monday, a different drug, but still with the radioactive stuff. Took several hours, but the actual scan, or scans in my case only takes approximately 6 minutes, I was in there 45 minutes, obviously I have a big heart Grin Grin

Tish

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ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 11:08 PM

A great set of images Colleen,

Ali

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 - 11:19 PM

Super set Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 - 11:25 PM

Great set Colleen. Cathy

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 11:31 PM

Beautiful set, V1 is superb..

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
25 Jun 2013 - 4:47 AM

Hi Colleen, V4,a and V7 are my favorites, I have never seen this bird, thanks for sharing.SmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
25 Jun 2013 - 4:48 AM

Excellent set of images Colleen. I love V1 and V4.
Effrossini

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 - 6:07 AM

They are all very beautiful images Colleen. V1 and V7 are my favorites today. Wonderful colours, reflections and so well composed... IB

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 2:42 PM

Another great set of images, V7 is my winner today!WinkGrin
Ryan

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GeorgePlatis
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25 Jun 2013 - 11:02 PM

Excellent captures, Colleen !
George

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