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A handsome mangrove bird... Dollar bird

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First of all my apologies, find it quite difficult to comment and surf while sitting on the edge of a hotel bed. Especially if we go out every night Smile
I will catch up back home, I promise.

This handsome chap was in the mangrove jungle in Kuala Selangor, couldn't get any closer with my 400mm. I have no idea who he is and in spite of visiting an aviary yesterday, looking around for a bird book and some useless hour on the web I am still no wiser. Francis also has no ID.
Andrew! help!!
Glad I found it a dollarbird is his name. Just bought a book

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Oct 2013 - 10:42 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:220
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A handsome mangrove bird... Dollar bird
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:18 Oct 2013 - 2:48 AM
Tags:Bird, Kuala selangor, Malaysia., Mangrove, Wildlife / nature
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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 3:33 AM

Like #1 better. Never seen this species before, it actually has slight blue tones in its feather.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Oct 2013 - 3:53 AM

Quite a strong beak he has, this handsome specimen Smile You are forgiven for neglecting us so cruelly Annette SmileGrin Now don't let guilt spoil your holiday !

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Ray12
Ray12  175 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 5:18 AM

Two great images of the "Dollarbird" (Eurystomus Orientalis) Grin

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 6:06 AM

He's a handsome fellow right enough, Annette. He looks somewhat haughty in V2! Grin

Lavina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 6:22 AM

He is a fine fella, Annette, glad you finally managed to ID him Smile Carol

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 334 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

Good shot anyway, Annette.
Enjoy the rest of your break.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64562 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 8:34 AM

What a handsome looking bird. Gorgeous.
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41073 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 9:29 AM

A handsome specimen, Annette, wonder how it gets its name.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 9:41 AM

A very handsome and dignified fellow very nicely captured.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 9:46 AM

Good images of Mr. HandsomeGrin
Joan.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 9:56 AM

Plenty of detail Annette.
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 10:33 AM

Nicely isolated on that branch - a very haughty looking fellow!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
18 Oct 2013 - 10:41 AM

New one on me Annette I thought it would be worth more than a dollar, you could name him hundred cents.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 1:18 PM

I thought it was another bird next to it from the thumb Annette !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 4:24 PM

A handsome fella indeed with his beautiful black iridescent plumage...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 5:38 PM

A lovely capture of a lovely bird.
Ju

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
18 Oct 2013 - 5:50 PM

two lovely shot love the pose. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 6:36 PM

Great bird with a stunning plumage colour Annette. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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netta1234 e2 Member 2200 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 6:37 PM

Two great imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PM

Beautiful images!
George

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Michaela_Solway

V2 is priceless expression.. Excellent observations

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM

Lol...glad you found out what it is, Annette, 'cos I would've been of no help Blush

My dad would've known, probably, 'cos I remember the name 'dollarbird' from him a long time ago and he's the one who's good at bird names...and spotting them!

Excellent shot of it in V1 Smile

As Michaela said, priceless expression in V2 Grin It's like, "Hmm...did I remember to turn off the stove?"

Andrew

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
20 Oct 2013 - 3:59 PM

two lovely shots

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gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 11:09 PM

This is an interesting looking bird, Annette.
-=\Walter

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 - 12:52 AM

So cute! Saw a few in Sri Lanka but didn't know the name!
Lovely shot Annettte! IB

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