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The Bateleurs, Tawney Eagles and Vultures normally come down to certain waterholes to drink and bath over the midday heat. The opportunity is there, but it makes for challenging photography in the harsh light. Sweet light they are just not there...Manual exposure ensures correct exposure on subject, the BG has to be sorted out in PP. He just had a bath and was flapping his wings to dry them before take off, the S/S was to slow to prevent the wing-tip from blurring, but in my opinion it shows movement. In the dry months the bees are everywhere where water is present, note the bee on his feathers just above his left leg. Image captured at Cubitje, Northern Kalahari.

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