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Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM, traxdata 4 GO
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 9:49
Viewed: 3760
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Malachite Kingfisher lives alone or in pairs, and adopts a territorial behaviour. This bird is not very shy. It perches on exposed place, at small height above water, on a branch, a reed, a stump or a rock. When a prey is selected, it spreads and drops its crest which feathers disperse in all directions with the wind. _Its fishing method is always the same: it dives with little noise; it immediately returns at once with the captive prey brings it to its perch where it kills it by beating. It carries its prey across the bill, or head first in its crop. And then,
it swallows the whole prey.

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a real gewel, TFS Ori

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-22 11:42]

That bird look very nice.The colors are lovely and I really like the shinny top of the head.Maybe I would had cropped more.
TFS Michel

Hi Nyala,

I like a lot composition, the BG it is a little humping but the subject compensate all.
Amazing colourfull bird. Best regards, Cezar T.

Hi Nyala,
I like the composition, this beautifulm eye-catching bird and as a background those grey-brownish bushes... And the subject is well focused and caught in a nice pose... TFS, Marta

Love the 3-D effect - the bird stands out from the background so well.Think I agree with MMM about cropping a bit more.

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