Malachite Kingfisher

Posted by Carol Clarke on Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 pm

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A real treat to see these beautiful tiny kingfishers in the reeds along the Zambezi river in the Lower Zambezi area of Zambia.  Taken handheld from a boat.

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10D. Sigma 100-300F4 +1.4TC. ISO 200. F5.6.

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by peter makuch on Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:32 pm
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nice one of this little guy and all that vivid colors is a treat to look at this image and I like the out of focus bg as-well, it's a winner CAROL.

by Swissblad on Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 pm
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It is indeed something special to see one of these diminutive flying gems.....nice one, Carol - fine image.

by Ron Day on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:42 pm
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Carol, love the vibrant color on this tiny Kingfisher and the handsome pose. The background is ideal with a hint of habitat. Considering you handheld this shot from a boat, makes your capture even more impressive. Great job. :)

by clement on Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:01 pm
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Oh WOW.. a real beauty of a KF this species is. So tiny but so elegant.. Nice shot here..

by Debapratim Saha on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:02 am
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Great colours and painterly bg here and what a beautiful KF!! Amazing one Carol.
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by MalcolmBenn on Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:22 am
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Fabulous image Carol, the detail and colouring really pop. Kingfishers are a species I have had zero luck with over the years, they are such cautious birds, so handheld was the ticket. Such a great pose as well.

by Jakejacoby on Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:34 am
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Beautifully captured Carol.

by himadri roy on Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 am
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Amazing artistic frame, madam.

by david fletcher on Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:53 am
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Wow! What a special capture Carol. so envious!. Long way down to the bottom of the page. congrats on this jewel.
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 pm
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Beautiful bird, great colors and eye contact, Carol. The OOF vegetation creates a three dimensional feel.

by John Spreitzer on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:55 pm
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Super sweet image Carol! Such vibrant colors on thi bird.

by himadri roy on Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:57 pm
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Amazing artistic frame, madam.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:46 pm
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Beautiful Kingfisher species, Carol, the light and vivid colors make it even better.
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by shreyas yadav on Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:20 pm
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Beautiful colors !

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