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Thank you very much for c'c on the Male Brown-hooded Kingfisher - always much appreciated.
Following Richard's (Mossyoak) very informative narritive on his upload today I thought I'll show you the South African version of the same bird - hope you like it - gray

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:African Darter
Username:Gray_ina Gray_ina
Uploaded:18 Aug 2011 - 4:05 PM
Tags:Birds KNP, Safari, Wildlife / nature
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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:10 PM

Excellent shot!
Sam.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:21 PM

You wouldn't want him pecking at you! Smile Another great image Gray.....

Ade

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:25 PM

Just by seeing the thumbnail this looked a winner all the way - and I wan't disappointed when I viewed large.
Joan.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
18 Aug 2011 - 4:28 PM

Colours, clarity and dof are superb, a cracker of a shot.

Len

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 5:01 PM

You have an excellent shot here Gray, and almost looks like it has a cape on to keep warmWink
like the stare you have captured and eye detail
Lillian

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Devon_Wild
18 Aug 2011 - 5:16 PM

Excellent capture ..........Rob

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 5:18 PM

Truly superb capture!


Ken

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 5:19 PM

He's a handsome fella, Gray, looks like he's dressed in his finest black cloak Smile Very well captured. Carol

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 6:23 PM

Light and composition is awesome Gray, love it!

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 7:00 PM

Stunning capture and exposure Graham. Easy to see the family connection between this and Richards shot.
Ron

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:14 PM

lovely shot Gray

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:47 PM

A Cracker Graham,love that BG mate Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 9:06 PM

Superb Graham

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 9:49 PM

Excellent capture, Graham - fab eye and head detail. Love the textured perch and the softly blurred bg tones.
Sylvia

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 10:32 PM

A great pose and excellent lighting, Graham. A superb capture.
Steve.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 1:57 AM

A superb image, great pose and not your everyday bird.............Sandy

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What a fantastic shot Gray - well done indeed !

Chris

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 7:11 AM

What a cracking shot Matey - shortlisted

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 10:20 PM

so glad you uploaded this excellent shot Graham. First class detail and exposure
Richard

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2011 - 8:56 AM

Super and interesting.
Thank you also for the information on my pic yesterday.
Mavis

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 11:08 AM

Lovely detail and colour and very pleasing b/g - congratulations on the well deserved awards Grin - Ina

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vandalp
vandalp  6
20 Aug 2011 - 9:38 PM

Brillant shot Graham, I took some shots in the Gambia of this beautiful bird, but they are no where near as good as yours. Well done.
Vanda

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rogerfry
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21 Aug 2011 - 2:31 PM

A very elegant bird Gray......well taken and presented.

Roger

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
21 Aug 2011 - 5:10 PM

Thank you all for your comments and awards on this shot im amazed at the response, regards gray.

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Joeblowfromoz
23 Aug 2011 - 11:01 AM

it is just amazing and deserving of the awards - such an absolute stunner..Jo

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Artangel
Artangel  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2011 - 10:38 PM

Hi, see what you mean about this bird, brilliant capture. Would not want to get too close to that beak. RT

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2011 - 7:50 PM

A cracking shot of this member of the cormorant family, his beak looks razor sharp

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