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Putting a Canon EOS 40D to the test
Friday, 06 June 2008 18:08
Written by Neil Gray   

6 June 2008 I finally took the plunge and upgraded my Canon EOS 20D. The camera of choice is the EOS 40D. So off to the Kruger Park for the weekend 31 May-1 June where I put the new camera through its paces. I firmly believe the bigger sensor and the Digic III processor make this one of the best semi-professional digitals on the market. Let the images speak for themselves. I feel there is a "crispness" to the images that I could not achieve with the 20D.

The great majority of the images taken after 30 May 2008 will have been taken with the EOS 40D - except for those taken in Zambia and the DRC.

Neil

 

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Zambian Copperbelt
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 19:04
Written by Neil Gray   

30 May 2008 I finally took my Canon to Kitwe!

I stayed for 15 days in the first-floor room of a guesthouse in Kitwe with a magnificent view of the garden from the balcony – at tree-top level - and was able to photograph the post-dawn pre-breakfast (mine!) comings and goings of the local birds.

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Marievale - last of the summer migrants
Thursday, 01 May 2008 22:08
Written by Neil Gray   

28 April 2008 Paid a visit to the Marievale Bird Sanctuary to see if there were still any migrant stragglers around. Found a single Common Ringed Plover and three Little Stint that seemed to be all that remained of the large numbers of summer migrants seen there over our southern hemisphere summer months.

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Ton up
Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:22
Written by Neil Gray   

26 April 2008    My job now takes me for extended periods to the Zambian and DRC Copperbelt region, where to date I still have not had the luxury of a camera or better than a pair of pocket 10x25 Tasco binos - after all I am there for work and not birding!

 
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Zululand
Sunday, 02 March 2008 21:02
Written by Neil Gray   

2 March 2008 On the 25th January 2008 word hit the birding webpages that a Pacific Golden Plover, a rare vagrant to southern Africa, had been seen at Muzi Pans some 40km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand. I kept my fingers firmly crossed that it would still be there when I visited the area to take up a timeshare week at Sobhengu Lodge on the Nibela Peninsula at the northern end of Lake St Lucia from 22-29 February.

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