A Wattled Blur

Hi all…I hope you all had great weekends. I know I did up here in the Kalahari because we have been getting a lot of rain recently. For those of you that know the park, this means that there is a lot of greenery around. I love the park when it is like this, probably because we rarely see green around here. The photograph I am sharing with you today is of a flock of Wattled Starlings with some of the amazing green background I have been talking about. It makes such a great contrast to the normal colours we see here and works nicely in this photo, complementing the yellow behind the eyes of the birds. As most of you are probably aware, birds in flight are tricky to capture clearly in one photograph. I like this one because of the mixture of blur and clear parts of the photograph. It obviously demonstrates the feeling of the birds flying and the smaller the bird-the quicker they fly.

Take a look and I hope you enjoy it…


If you haven’t tried to get up to this park in the ’emerald season’ (or when there is a lot of new green around because of the rain) you really should as soon as possible. It is a different experience entirely. Cheers til tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “A Wattled Blur

  1. Awesome shot Hannes! Love the motion blur and colors!

    When we were in the park a few weeks ago we saw plenty of these little guys and got an image almost like this one!

  2. Nice photo. Plenty of movement which I like. And at times, difficult to achieve but with quick reflexes and a sense of timing you can get a terrific image. You did it, well done!

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