Daily Archives: September 2, 2022

Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco: Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Uganda, August 2022 — The Turacos, according to Wikipedia, are a uniquely African family of birds that includes the named Turacos, the Plantain-eaters, the Mousebirds, and the Go-Away-Birds of South Africa. The Great Blue is the largest by far. They are all weak flyers, but strong runners and climbers. The young of the family often have spurs on the wings to help them climb. (And, according to some authorities, they are best tasting of the wild birds of Africa. Amazing what you can find out on Wikipedia. 🙂 These were very far away and high in a huge tree along the shore of Lake Victoria at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens when we visited the second morning of our safari. Still, just close enough for an acceptable photo with my Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent (with a little help from the Machine Learning Resolution tool in Pixelmator Photo.) Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 200 and 640 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus 1.3EV exposure compensation.