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Copyright: Paul Hentgen (phentgen) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 16] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-08
Categories: Birds, River
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 15:06
Viewed: 2111
Points: 20
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And now some pics of birds shot in South Africa (taken without supertele/teleconverter, I had to crop some of them a little bit)

The first picture shows a giant kingfisher (megaceryle maximus) (adult male):

'Common resident at wooded streams and dams, fast-flowing rivers and coastal lagoons; on open coast in s Cape. Usually hunts from exposed perch, but occasionally hovers.' (Sinclair, I. et al., 2011, Birds of Southern Africa, Cape Town, Random House Struik, fourth ed., p. 256)

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Absolutely love this. Amazing eye contact and POV!!! I feel the branch with moss really ad character to the bird and an overall wonderful picture.

Amazing Kingfisher Paul! Impressive photo too! Nice pose, very good composition, wonderful soft lighting and very good sharpness.

Hello Paul!
Very nice shot of this beautiful Kingfisher. Sharpness as well as details are perfect. BG apears little noisy but its not affecting the quality of details on the subject. TFS,
Best Regards,

nice image. excellent lighting and presentation. tfs.

Hello Paul!
照的清晰 真是漂亮的鳥 色彩鮮豔
構圖美麗 背景好看 謝謝分享

hello Paul
Very well taken picture of this giant kingfisher.
good clarity and colour.
PoV is also perfect for me.
best wishes,

Hello Paul,
Wonderful composition,great details and lovely natural colours.TFS,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-09-17 12:24]

perfect compo and lovely branches around the Kingfisher
great very natural looking colors
just a little bit of noise (high iso? crop?), please let us see the exif data (option in settings)
great anyway

Ciao Paul, great capture of lovely kingfisher, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Wow, what a bird - the beak bigger then the rest of the kingfisher!!!
thanks for showing

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