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Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 4:44
Viewed: 1579
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I continue presenting African Kingfishers from my honeymoon in Selous, Tanzania.

Today It's the Malachite Kingfisher.

One of East Africa's most colorfull birds,
found along rivers and streams, coastal estuaries
and mangroves.

Never sat still, I only managed to get three decent
pictures of it....but I'm quite happy with this one.
No cropping here, I like the backgrounds pale colors!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-21 4:50]

Hi Ronny,it's nice to see the malachite so close and not so far like in my post from Gambia that you comment...ehehe....a great capture in a perfect pose and with very bright colors despite the cloudy day,very impressive details too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ronny!
Another stunning shot with excellent details on bird. Great POV and a pleasant BG.Thanks for sharing this beautiful composition,
Best Regards,

hallo Ronny
great sharpness and good details of this beauty
the colours are beautiful and nice light
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-21 15:18]

Hello Ronny, Awesome shot!!!
I must say this little African Kingfisher is simply gorgeous, it has such an array of contrasting colors in it's plumage. Outstanding detail and great DOF has been obtained.

Hello Ronny,
Another beautiful picture.Nice sharp focus on subject with attractive light and details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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