Papyrus Gonolek

Papyrus Gonolek: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Two mediocre shots of a great bird! We stopped at the Kazinga Channel on our way to the morning game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park to see if we could scare up a Papyrus Gonolek…the field guide says “locally common but shy and difficult to observe” and this was already our third try, in likely stands of papyrus along our way, for this elusive bird. The light was terrible and the bird, though we saw it moving through the reeds for 10 minutes or more…only gave us glimpses. Best I could do! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 1600 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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