- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-08-22 14:42]
Very hungry fellow apparently.
I guess he's been busy in his plumage as well.
Wonderful close up. I'm surprised you could get so close.
I hardly spotted a Kingfisher let alone captured one.
Beautiful bird indeed with these blacks and whites and that brownish breast. Still don't know whether this is a male?
These bridges are good perches for fishing purposes, I guess.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-08-22 14:52]
I like your sharp portrait of this kingfisher against that lovely soft green background. The details are wonderful. It sounds like he was obliging to his photographer.
Evelynn : )
- greychick (625)
- [2008-08-22 14:59]
Wow amazing shot. We have only small kingfishers here in NZ and they are very hard to get close enough to get a good shot. They flit off the moment you get to close. So a lovely sharp closeup
- GaryT (160)
- [2008-08-22 15:25]
Very good portrait -- excellent detail and contrast. Gary
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-08-22 16:08]
Ek is saam met jou jammer jy kon hom nie kry met 'n vissie in die bek nie. 'n Baie mooi skoot, goed belig, mooi in fokus, goed geisoleer van die agtergrond.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-08-22 16:41]
A magnificent portrait of this Kingfisher. He must have liked you if he kept coming back. The colors and details of the face and feathers are wonderful. I love the feathers on his beak. Looks like he was doing more than eating fish!
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-08-22 19:11]
Hello Robin. Excellent mugshot in vivid detail. The image is well isolated against the muted background. Best regards. Jusni
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-22 23:25]
You must have been close to get such a fine sharp portrait of this impressive bird, the Giant Kingfisher. Excellent BG and composition.
The feathers stuck to his bill make one wonder if small birds are included in his diet.
TFS this beauty,
Have a good weekend,
- Meshersmith (817)
- [2008-08-22 23:38]
Hola Robin, excelente captura, un retrato magnífico de una de las aves que más me gustan:)
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-08-23 3:42]
wow, this is a striking close up, TFS Ori
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-08-23 6:05]
What a great portrait of this Kingfisher. Excellent sharpness and splendid colours. Very good background also.
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-08-23 11:50]
Beuatifull capture of that bird.Very sharp with nice DOF.
- Amadeo (3323)
- [2008-08-23 12:31]
Hola Robin, excelente primer plano, una toma bien expuesta, buen detalle y tonos de color naturales.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-08-24 18:52]
Spectacular image Robin,
You can't get any sharper or detailed then this. You must have been right next to him in order to obtain such a fine shot. love the colors in it's plumage and the great eye contact. Very useful notes. TFS.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-08-26 6:44]
Absolutely beautiful!. An awesome portrait and fantastic close-up of this kingfisher. A clear picture with perfect point of view. That beak is sooo big, it looks like it should tip the bird over. The black and white combo is a beautiful display and you handled it well. The flash back in the eye is super. These images of the Kruger is really making me jealous. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-08-26 8:49]
From the last weeks I had a lot of photos to work off. This one I enjoy very well. What a beautiful portrait in an excellent exposure and details.
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-09-01 6:02]
Very good Close up of the Kingfisher. The Composition is good, even though it is tight. The POV, DOF resulting in the blurred background, the lighting, detail and sharpness are all excellent. A very good pic. I posted one of a Malachite that I got near Lower Sabie. Have a look and let me know what you think.