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The Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)

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The Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) is a medium sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands, forests, and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the western Pacific. In New Zealand the species is also known by its Māori name Kōtare.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2012 - 11:14 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)
Username:wildlifephotographer wildlifephotographer
Uploaded:24 Jan 2013 - 6:08 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:14 AM

An excellent image, Gordon. Carol

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S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:41 AM

Beautiful nature study.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
24 Jan 2013 - 7:00 AM

This is a great capture of this lovely bird Gordon !!Grin

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cats_123 e2 Member 103956 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

beautifully presented Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

A beautiful bird in a natural setting and so well captured, Gordon: the OOF bluish b/g seems to suit it down to the ground.
Ronnie.

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM

a beautiful bird a lovely capture SmileSmile karen

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 2:19 PM

Lovely shot, Gordon.
Tony

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
24 Jan 2013 - 4:12 PM

Wonderful shot!SmileWink

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Shedboy
Shedboy e2 Member 1Shedboy vcard United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 6:20 PM

Stunning.

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