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Shooting with two long lenses and two bodies can be a real pain as one never quite knows which combo to grab. And both sets are heavy. The advantage of the 200-400 F/4 is that one can easily handhold it for a while. The panhandle leading to the hide has some excellent real estate where various aquatic birds come in to land or to fish or to preen, depending on the species. This spoonbill was good for more than 100 photographs and is just becomes impossible to choose between so many images since the light and the gear is always on the money.

Mankwe dam, Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, North West Province ~ African Spoonbill, Platalea alba, Lepelaar, ~ D700 16023W

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Taken on July 28, 2012