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pied kingfisher

pied kingfisher
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Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-18 10:39
Viewed: 4446
Points: 10
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pied kingfisher - ceryle rudis

female and male (the splashing one) pied king fishers at Lake Panic Bird near Skukuza.

male has double breast band and female has a single incomplete one.
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hello Paul, you have captured this two kingfisher at the right moment, very good shot. I like especially the "splashing one"

Paul, this is a brilliant action capture.
My, you have got that spray scattered by the male into a symmetrical shape around the birds!
The effect is stunning.
Overall, a wonderful picture, though slightly over-exposed, in which the birds stand out beautifully against a plain green BG.
TFS and regards.

Hi Paul,
great capture in the precise moment!
good colours and sharpness!

  • Great 
  • nyala Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
  • [2008-12-19 22:30]

Bonjour Paul,

Belle photo de ces deux martin-pecheurs en visite à Panic Lake. Il m'est arrivé d'en voir trois d'un seul coup à cet endroit où Il y a toujours quelque-chose à voir si l'on sait patienter.
Félicitations pour avoir saisi le bon moment


Looks like lake panic is paying off dividends again! The composition, BG, DOF, POV and sharpness are all great.

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