Beautiful Bird Photos from Prince Albert
We spent five months house-sitting South Africa during Covid -19 lockdown in a tiny town on the edge of the Karoo Desert. And it was here, that we had the opportunity to capture some beautiful bird photos in Prince Albert, South Africa. Having many of these feathered friends visit us on a daily basis sure made the time fly by.
Coming from Australia, these bird species were completely new to us and we found ourselves absolutely enthralled in their beauty and day to day activities.
All of these images were captured with my Sony a7III coupled with the Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens. It was a near-impossible task to shoot them mid-flight, and even when they were flitting around the flowers I had to be quick to acquire a shot.
Little did we know that this small town, on the edge of the southern Karoo, would provide us with so many photographic moments. Although we took thousands of images, here are a few special ones. All were taken within the confines of the backyard.
Malachite Sunbird amongst the flowering Cape Honeysuckle
Two White Eyes distracted by their reflections in a birdbath
Southern Double Collared Sunbird gorges on Cape Honeysuckle nectar
Cape Robin Chat takes a break in the shade
Malachite Sunbird at rest
An inquisitive White Eye
Malachite Sunbird on final entry to a Cape Honeysuckle
A watchful Southern Double Collared Sunbird
A Speckled Mousebird offers a photogenic pose
A Malachite Sunbird tests his camouflage
A Malachite Sunbird captured at sunset on an Aloe bush
A female Malachite Sunbird
A busy Karoo Chat on the move
Delicate feeding by the Malachite Sunbird
Grandstand dwelling Speckled Pigeons
Southern Double Collared Sunbird at work
This White Eye has posed before I think
Female Malachite Sunbird digs deep for the nectar
Something has caught the attention of this Southern Double Collared Sunbird
Hey you! .. Southern Double Collared Sunbird
This Fiscal Shrike seems to be trying to say hi
Beautiful Bird Photos, Prince Albert, South Africa
Capturing bird images has taught me that you need to be patient, be still, listen to your surroundings and wait for the moment. Repeat and repeat again. It’s a winning formula.
No doubt about it, there are sure to be many more opportunities ahead of us to capture some beautiful bird photos and I look forward to being able to share these too.
If you enjoy birds then I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these photos as much as I had taking them.
Do you have a favourite bird species?
Is there a particular or unique bird I should keep my eye out for during our Africa travels?
Thanks for dropping by.
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