All camera settings were in manual mode and were identical for all 11 shots. Ideally, the shots would have been taken from a tripod using a bubble level to ensure a perfect horizontal.
a Cape Glossy Starling photographed in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The image is very much as nature presented it, the only post-processing on this shot was a slight cropping and digital sharpening.
The bird settled for just a moment, I raised the camera to my eye without any sudden movement and got several frames before he/she lost interest and flew on.
The photo was taken during the mid-afternoon by necessity (the location was only accessible via helicopter) meaning the light was really flat and the colours washed out.
Photographed in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Park, South Africa, this is one of a pair of Egyptian geese that I observed at a water hole late in the afternoon, very late in the afternoon
The Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima) is the largest kingfisher in Africa and is widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
I was on a boat on the wetlands when we observed this bird swoop down and catch a large fish, I believe a mullet, and carry it to the branch