THERE THEY WERE, IN THE EARLY MORNING SUNLIGHT - The whole family by Magaret Meintjes


Captured Location: Groenland Safar’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA.

Nikon D50
2010/09/25 07:25:01.7
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
In die vroee-oggend sien ek hulle, gebaai in die vroegdag goue sonstrale, die trotste volstruis ouerpaar met hulle kleingoed!

OSTRICH – Struthio camelus
Hierdie onmiskenbare en welbekende voelsoort is die grootste ter wereld en kan nie vlieg nie.
Broeityd is van Julie tot September. In broeiseisoen brul die mannetjie snags; klink nogal na ’n veraf leeubrul.
Die paar honderd volstruise in die Kruger Nasionale Park is waarskynlik die laaste suiwer bevolking van die plaaslike ras, want elders in die land het volstruise gekruis met die wat van Noor-Afrika af ingevoer is. Hulle hou veral in oop of yl beboste veld en vermy digte bos en koppies.

OSTRICH – Struthio camelus (Family – Struthionidae)
Common resident. Well-known, enormous, flightless bird.
Immature is like a small, scruffy female and is usually accompanied by adults.
Male utters a lion-like roar.
Usually in pairs or groups, sometimes with many young birds present
The tail colour of adult males varies according to region, from whitish to grey or cinnamon-brown.
Wild ostriches occur in isolated pockets throughout Southern-Africa, especially in the large nature reserves.
Inhabits woodland and wooded grasslands in the East and thornveld or grasslands in the North and Western regions.
About 2meters.

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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 4 years ago
    AHHHHH what a beautiful shot, love it,
  • Thank you so much for visiting and your very kind comment Malcolm!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 4 years ago

    Ag moeder! Kyk daai ou kleintjie!

  • Is dit nie ongelooflik om te dink daardie piep klein dingetjie word so ’n grote voel nie?

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    a super picture, wonderful,dawnx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Hulle is PRAGTIG Magriet! En durf ons dit te naby waag…?!

  • Baie dankie! Nee beslis nie !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallabout 4 years ago

    wonderful Magaret what a beautiful capture …cheers kev

  • Thank you so very much kevin!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • CaDra
    CaDraabout 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture Margaret

  • Thank you so much Carolyn x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    22 March 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 4 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/03/22 limit 20

  • Themis
    Themisabout 4 years ago

    Good photo, please consider translating the description into English for a wider audience…

  • Thank you so very much and I am sorry, it’s been done, enjoy!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Themis
    Themisabout 4 years ago

    :-) thank you, much appreciated

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