For the record, I don't mean to dig.
Just that when I looked at the first 2 shots.......
1) The eagle or the Brahminy Kite. The background blue sky looked as though as a screen. For those who have watched Lone Ranger the movie, remember the starting scene the boy who walked to view the Indian statue?
2) That second pelican head shot. The eye, to me, looked so listless as though as lifeless.
That prompted me to ask...........
If Scoobydrive has the ability to tame the birds, so be it. That is his skill.
For the rest of us, non-BirdMen, I guess we will stick to, averagely, 600mm (with or without the converter) to photograph the birds. Maybe except the pigeons?
Actually if you have been on a safari you will know you can get quote close to some really big animals. Versatility might be important. A 200-400 May be a better bet for wildlife in Africa.
Actually I have being to one in Jun'14 with my family (after Fraser Hill)
That was a zoo, 65% completed, in Pahang, Bukit Gambang.
That was one fearless hyena with an attitude walked right up to the bus. I actually backed off from the grilled window.
A 50mm lens could see yellow stains in its fangs.
Never know an adult hyena is much bigger than a German Shepherd!
every one can access, come visit when you have time, i will be your tour guide to take a photo of those birds! but prepare your self to lose one of your lens or camera because of bird anger when you take close combat with them.
should I tell how to take the photo? picture spoken dude
just see how my friend candid me while I took it, you might know how hard to get close with them.
its all about how your concepting the picture in your mind.