Monday, 4 January 2010

Cape Canary

Monday 28th December was spent wandering the very impressive 528 hectare Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This site on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain only contains indigenous South African plants, a feature that makes the location very attractive to Cape bird species. The visit was high on my agenda during the holiday.

This cape canary was part of a small flock feeding near the visitor centre - and although approachable, reminded me of the challenges of bird photography in strong sunlight - shadows become a nightmare!
Image was taken using the 100 - 400mm IS lens along with fill flash.

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