Thursday, February 08, 2007


POUPA, originally uploaded by Pinto Moreira.

There are some spectacular bird photos out there on Flickr.

This has to be one of the best bird photos I've seen (certainly amongst those photos that don't have "All Rights Reserved".

Clearly there's more to this photography malarkey than just equipment and technique and, whatever it is, I'm believe that some people have it and I don't. Which is a shame. It's not even worth linking to my recent Hoopoe photo (taken in Jurong Bird Park in Singapore so I didn't even have to try very hard to find the thing!) because this one is simply several orders of magnitudes better.


Reluctant Nomad said...

I immediately knew that it was a hoopoe. Does that mean you get them in Asia as well as southern Africa?

DB said...

Apparently their range covers Europe, Africa and most of Asia - I've never seen one in China but according to my Bird Guide to China they are common throughout China (although migratory).