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Monday, April 9, 2012

Birds of Chobe

A blacksmith lapwing on the banks of the river.

I'm realizing that I'm not going to be getting great pictures of most of the birds I'm seeing. The foliage is too thick and the opportunities too fleeting. But by the river everything is open and you can actually see the birds, in all their brightness and surprise, as Robert Hass would say.

There are great white egrets, herons, white-faced ducks, Egyptian geese, and even a dove that I think is a cape turtledove. The closeup of the white-faced ducks, above, wasn't very clear, but I stylized it a little and I love how it looks now, almost more Japanese than African.

1 comment:

Elisa said...

Very bright, surprising and wonderful!

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