ARCHIVE 419 – WARBLER AMONGST ACACIA THORNS

 

 


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Small warbler – perhaps a Cisticola – amongst fearsome Acacia thorns, any one of which could so easily transfix it; probably in Nairobi National Park, in the late 1970s.

The Cisticolas are a group of small warblers that that all look very similar to each other; they are the archetypal “small brown birds”.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: OM-1 with a Vivitar 400mm telephoto; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO; Lightroom.  This would have been taken from the window of my car, from one of the tracks in the National Park.

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to ARCHIVE 419 – WARBLER AMONGST ACACIA THORNS

  1. bluebrightly says:

    I love the warbler posed among the thorns, Adrian, It’s nice that you can post one of the Africa photos from time to time.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Lynn. Along with the relatively few that I (quite long ago now) scanned, I’ve got many hundreds of other colour slides from Kenya, that I don’t suppose will get scanned, at least as long as I’m able to get out and about with a camera. A 🙂

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  2. Meanderer says:

    I remember this one from before; an absolutely striking and beautiful image. I like the limited colour palette and lack of a distracting background. Lovely to see it again!

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  3. Birds are often such difficult subjects. Nice job.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Thank you, Russell. I was a committed (and sometime professional) birder 1967-2002: I am still certainly enthralled by birds, and used to some extent to getting fairly close to them. This would have been taken from my VW Beetle, which acted as a mobile hide – very sobering to think it was taken well over half a life ago. Adrian

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