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Uploaded: 01/09/06 6:02 AM GMT
Pied Kingfisher
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This image was taken at Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana during our safari.

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::J_272004
01/09/06 9:48 AM GMT
Great shot.. just love his colours, nice work
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::jzaw
01/09/06 10:53 AM GMT
very pleasing shot
could do with a bit of sharpening on the kingfisher and placing it off center a bit to the left
but thats just cosmetics

I'm jealous that you had such an opportunity to capture nature at its best
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::madmaven
01/09/06 11:12 AM GMT
How precious!!!!!!!!!! I love this!
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&trisbert
01/09/06 12:22 AM GMT
What a beautiful bird. I think a little selective sharpening would give it a lift. I havenít seen one of these before, he looks similar to our Kookaburra in build especially round the head and beak. Iím glad I saw this one.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
.nmsmith
01/09/06 2:50 PM GMT
What a spectacular bird. Nice shot.
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.mesmerized
01/09/06 3:18 PM GMT
I agree it's just a tad soft on focus but otherwise a great shot of a beautiful and seldom seen bird...good work.:Pat.
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.Dehli
01/09/06 9:48 PM GMT
What an exceptional shot. Lucky you!
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.foofoo
01/09/06 11:43 PM GMT
I agree with Dehli- lucky you. This is a beautiful bird- One I have never had the pleasure of seeing before. Into my favs. :)
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.Mudpuppy
01/10/06 6:15 PM GMT
Nice close up here. This is a beautiful little bird. Nice capture, thanks for sharing with us.
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.diajea
02/04/06 12:59 AM GMT
Got a 10 for this great capture...beautiful!
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.SDLewis
10/06/06 1:19 PM GMT
Oh Yes great shot. Not as sharp as I would like but the image itself is vibrant enough to allow you to overlook that... Great job
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.1bunnyslippers
01/31/07 4:34 AM GMT
Wow Herman, this guy stands out with great details - His stunning blue and white feathers are beautiful. And that marvelous navy blue beak and bright blue eye. He looks quite regal on that stump. The pretty background enhances this fella. You did good!
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I need to catch up on things so can't comment too much. But I love all of your fine images. I might be lurking in the background :)
.scorpie
09/21/08 10:43 PM GMT
So jealous, kingfishers are my favourite bird, and having a very hard time trying to capture one. One of these days, nice post.
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