Secretary Bird

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Comments (16)

jac hendrix on July 9, 2009

Dit lijkt mij een trotse vogel Johan, geweldig shot. Jac

白云黑土 on July 10, 2009

Very elegant ! Nice capture!


Sandy065 on July 13, 2009


  • Excellent title for this wonder! Goes to my favorites! (Y*)

  • Cheers! Sandy

Anna Popova (Annushk… on July 26, 2009

Excellent shot!

Greetings. Anna

H.J. van Zyl on August 4, 2009

Hallo Jac, ja men kan zeggen dat ze trots! Ze zijn inderdaad vrij grote vogels en ze zijn slang eters! Gegroet! Johan

baiyunheitu Thank you and they do appear very elegand! They are snake catchers par excelance! Greetings! Johan

Thanks also to you Anna! Greetings to you! Johan

H.J. van Zyl on August 4, 2009

Special thanks for the YELLOW STAR Sandy! Best regards! Johan

not1word on October 11, 2009

It looks more like four birds all glued together. Amazing looking bird, Johan.

Norbert Hähle on October 12, 2009

Der Sekretär, ein stolzer Vogel. Viele Grüße, Norbert.

H.J. van Zyl on October 13, 2009



Thank you so much! Greetings! johan

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 31, 2010

Like it says:

  • I am so important! I am so important!

;-))) Mimi

walking eagle on January 31, 2010

Nice Shot of The Secretary long legs and i bet it knows how to use them

Ewa_K on February 9, 2010

You have plenty of such beautiful photos of animals! No doubt this one is BO. Congratulations!

H.J. van Zyl on February 9, 2010


johngregson These birds are 'snake catchers' par exelence! They CAN use those legs!

Ewa_K Thank you for the Best of

Friendly greetings from South Africa! Johan

益清 on May 7, 2010


Anton Trötscher on January 19, 2013

Hi Johan! This is a superb shot of the secretary bird! Must have been a rare moment to catch! Great work! friendly greetings! Anton Trötscher

Stefan Combrinck on February 1, 2013

Rare shot Indeed !

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 9, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by H.J. van Zyl
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
    • Taken on 2009/06/08 15:32:07
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 63.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash