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Kingfisher (Halcyon)

Kingfisher (Halcyon)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 1.4 X converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 13:54
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Points: 4
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I had heard of the Kingfisher many times, but never got a good look at them until I went to Kenya and Uganda wher I could watch long stretches of the river. They are insectiverous (eat insects), but will sometimes eat a small snakes too.

taken with a borrowed (for just a few minutes) Canon 500mm f/4 IS L with a 1.4X TC

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To oanaotilia: thank you for the correctiondanbachmann 1 06-29 14:27
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Hy Dan
It is a kingfisher, but not Alcedo atthis. Is rather a species from the Halcyon genus.
You cand see on Wikipedia....for more details.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2010-03-21 19:11]

Hi Dan, Good sharp, well coloured image of this kingfisher. The crop placing the subject well and the excellent depth of field effect works very well. TFS. Murray.

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