Hammerkop

by Gerrie van Vuuren
(Pilanesberg)

Hammerkop at Lake Mankwe

Hammerkop at Lake Mankwe

The Hamerkop is normaly sighted at lakes & rivers. It is however an infrequent visitor at Mankwe and seldom offers an opportunity to photograph it. I was fortunate to get this take-off from the walkway at Mankwe hide.

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Oct 30, 2015
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Informative...
by: Kanko

Nice picture there. Hamerkop is a rare bird, and as you said, it never poses for your photographs. But you got a great shot here. I might plan a trip to Pilanesberg this holiday and hope I get to see such a photogenic species then.

Oct 29, 2015
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Nice shot!
by: Myrna

Nice shot taken there. I wonder which camera you use?

Oct 31, 2012
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great capture
by: Patrick

Hi Gerrie,

great timing for this capture, I like the lighting and you got the DOF just right to make your subject stand out.

well done

Jul 08, 2010
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Nice lighting and composition!
by: Bradley

Very good pic - the lighting and composition make it!

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