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[i]The Giant Kingfisher[/i]

The Giant Kingfisher (Megacycle maxima) is the largest kingfisher in Africa, where it is a resident breeding bird over most of the continent south of the Sahara Desert other than the arid southwest.


Subspecies

There are two subspecies, M. m. maxima, found in open country, and M. m. gigantea in the rainforest. The forest race is darker, less spotted above, and more barred below than maxima, but the two forms intergrade along the forest edge zone.

Reproduction

Breeding is from August to January, 3–5 eggs being laid in a riverbank tunnel.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Sep 2013 - 6:08 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Giant Kingfisher on a sharp turn
Username:ugly ugly
Uploaded:17 Mar 2014 - 6:22 AM
Tags:General, Giant kingfisher, Photo journalism, Tanzania wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 6:42 AM

A stunning capture of this beautiful bird, both the colour and details are superb. A great shot Dave...

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 6:48 AM

An excellent capture, Dave, showing off his beautiful plumage. Carol

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ukgubbi
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17 Mar 2014 - 8:28 AM

Excellent shot of this pretty bird.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:41 AM

Well timed shot

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 8:55 AM

Great bif capture Dave

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Mollycat
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17 Mar 2014 - 9:00 AM

Beautiful timing and capture in your excellent picture Dave.
Peter.

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Fred263
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17 Mar 2014 - 9:03 AM

Outstanding in flight image, Dave. Breath taking. Wow!

Fred

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:22 AM

Such a good in flight shot!

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 157 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 9:31 AM

Fantastic image. Ted. GrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 10:40 AM

An amazing wing display Dave!
Your wildlife images are fantastic.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123125 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 10:41 AM

Brilliant shot!

Ken

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 11:16 AM

Wow superb inflight capture, timing was spot on here. Grin

Barry

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SimonFletch
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17 Mar 2014 - 11:43 AM

Top grade BiF photography here, Dave.
Love It..!!

Simon

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tarkalove
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17 Mar 2014 - 11:58 AM

Just wow! wow! beautiful shot

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 12:27 PM

Love the blurred wing action. The head is very sharp. Great shot.

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 1:55 PM

very well captured


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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 4:12 PM

A wonderful inflight capture Dave.
Super shot.
Mick.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:04 PM

Wow this is a super in flight capture Dave, well done

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2014 - 5:51 PM

Superb shot Dave, Wow is an understatement.

Dave.

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capto
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17 Mar 2014 - 6:57 PM

One to be well pleased with.Smile

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Rock
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17 Mar 2014 - 9:47 PM

Superb!

Rock

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AlexAppleby
18 Mar 2014 - 7:54 PM

Amazing shot.

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