Headshot of a Blue Crane

It takes a time and many, many observations before a Blue Crane (National Bird of South Africa) becomes more and more approachable. An example is ‘Philomene’ (as I named her). This time she got too close of my 100mm lens. She seemed to be happy to see me again as did her ‘husband’ (Named: ‘Philomon’)

Getting closer and closer

(see previous post)

In the beginning they we shy and flew away when we came within a distance of 5 meter. Now I can shoot close-ups the larger striped swallows in our courtyard.

Getting closer and closer …

(see yesterday’s posting ).

Greater/Larger- or Lesser Striped Swallow: the opinions differ and the SA-bird books have contradictions in descriptions, locations and names ….