Tony Goldman is a long time repeat guest and has become a well known name on our blog, contributing over four blogs over the last few years. He has a passion for photography and in his previous posts his focus has been with larger animals. Today, he decided to showcase the birds that he saw and captured while with us in May. There were so many amazing images to choose from but we decided to stick to specifically birds that we see in and around the camps of Londolozi. Enjoy…
Photographed by Londolozi guest, Tony Goldman
Filed under Guests Life Photography Wildlife
Wow, what beautiful images Tony, and a great blog Kate! The colours are stunning! Africa has such a variety of beautiful birds. I have also never heard a bird call as loud as the call of the Hadeda when it is flying…just incredible!!
Beautiful Tony. I love all of them, but the one of the Crested Barbet is “unusual”, Scarlet Chested Sunbird on the Aloes is spectacular! <3 <3
Brilliant, Tony! And you’ve given me an idea about how to spend some of my time between drives! Thanks!
Can Kate/Tony share what camera type and lens are used to capture these magnificent images, please?
Thanks everyone for the kind comments and Marg i used a canon 7 d camera and a 500mm lens for most of the photos and added a 1.4 x extender on some of them ,all taken walking around the camp and hand held no tripod.
Very difficult to get a close-up of the grey-headed bush shrike – such a secretive bird. Thanks Tony.
What wonderful pictures. I wonder if Londolozi would consider some form of hide for bird photography?
I saw some wonderful Sunbirds from my room in Founders Camp last month.