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Forest Kingfisher


Posted by Jan Wegener on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:43 am

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Hi,

Found this beautiful bird near a dam in the Northern Territory. They liked to stage on the dry water lily seed pods, which made for great perches :)
Here the bird didn't like another kingfisher fly by and raised it's crest.

Shooting Kingfishers in tropical Australia always gives you a funny feeling, since there's always the possibility of a big crocodile swimming by...  :shock:

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:18 am
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Wonderful colorful background, nice perch and a sweet bird posing for you, Jan.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:40 am
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by himadri roy on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:18 am
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Great to see this. Congrats.
 

by Isaac Grant on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:20 pm
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Beautiful bird and great head angle. About as cool of a perch as I have ever seen a kingfisher on. I would crop a tiny bit off the bottom to just above where the blurred leaf covers the stem of the branch the bird is on.
 

by David Salem on Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:40 pm
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This guy is fantastic looking. I thought the Red-backed was great but this species has some killer blue colors!!
Nice alert pose and the perch is about as unique as it gets. Well done Jan
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by Jim_B on Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:49 pm
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Fantastic colors! I'd put up with a few crocs for a photo op like this!
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by Ron Day on Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 pm
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Great vivid color throughout the image -- excellent.
 

by Mike Wooding on Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:38 pm
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Beauty, Jan....love the background.
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by clement on Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:28 am
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Brilliant colors.. superb compo and a great shot
 

by ugolino on Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:56 am
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by Sandy R on Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:42 pm
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A beautiful bird in a great pose.
Fine image!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:56 pm
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Gorgeous colour! What a beautiful bird.
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