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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 4:08AM
Unmistakably a kingfisher in every way although the plumage is so different to our own native species, Herman.
Those in Australia are also quite different plumaged too.
A nice shot of this one and I wonder too at the cause of the loss of colour in the beak.
Perhaps a wee bit more room on the left side of the frame for it to look into would have been in order.
But a minor quibble but perhaps worth noting if one was thinking of entering it in a competition.
There will be experts on site I'm sure you will know the reason for the anomaly, if that it is, in the beak.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
22 Aug 2013 4:31AM
Excellent with vibrant colours.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Aug 2013 5:27AM
A super capture, Herman, he's been sharpening his beak on some very rough substances Smile Carol
22 Aug 2013 6:04AM
A pretty bird, and captured well, Herman. I agree, a tad more space in front of him would be beneficial.

22 Aug 2013 6:30AM
What a stunning detailed close up Herman and some great colour, yes it's a bit tight in the crop but that's ok.

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
22 Aug 2013 6:34AM
A cracking shot Herman, a fantastic looking bird.

22 Aug 2013 6:38AM
Super capture Herman i wonder be interesting to find out about the beak
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
22 Aug 2013 6:46AM
Morning Herman...a well captured Kingfisher, have never seen their beaks lose colour, its your title
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
22 Aug 2013 6:47AM
super close up of this beauty GrinGrin
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 6:58AM
Cracking image Herman well taken. TedGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:06AM
All of the above plus I love the eye contact.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:14AM
A well captured KF ,

Ali Smile
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:15AM
Excellent image of this interesting Kingfisher, the pose, head angle and eye contact are all good. If possible, like Ronnie, I would be inclined compositionally to put some space to the left hand side for it to look into, a tighter crop at the tail end than the head end tends to work well for birds in most instances, I find.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Aug 2013 7:18AM
Great title, and a great imageSmile
22 Aug 2013 7:31AM
Love it Herman. Fantastic colours and love the title. Cathy
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
22 Aug 2013 7:42AM
Lovely colours of this bird..............and what a big beak................GrinGrinGrin
22 Aug 2013 7:45AM
It's all been said.Smile Lovely image.
22 Aug 2013 7:57AM
That's what happens when you use Cutex instead of lipstickWink
Lovely pic.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
22 Aug 2013 8:06AM
Love the title and a great capture.

22 Aug 2013 8:10AM
What a beautiful bird, Herman, so different from the kingfishers in the UK!

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 8:12AM
Looks like he is rusting up
I know that feeling Wink
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 8:28AM
A beauty for sure. Smile
22 Aug 2013 8:28AM
Pleased to make this colourful close up 30 Herman,
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:29AM
A super capture, Herman with a touch of humour too!. GrinGrinGrin

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 9:31AM
Great capture, love the colours Smile

22 Aug 2013 9:46AM
lovely shot the colours are amazing and that beak looks like it could do you a lot of damage too
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:00AM
What a beautiful bird great colour and detail xx
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
22 Aug 2013 10:44AM
Nice to see this new bird to me!! The colours are beautiful Herman!!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 10:48AM
Super capture of this King Fisher Herman, great coloursSmile

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 11:04AM
A very handsome bird.Smile

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 11:17AM
Nicely captured Herman SmileSmile

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 11:28AM
Well... so this is a SA kingfisher! Looks quite different to ours. First I thought he just finished his meal and still has to clean his beak. But he's losing colour? Weird.
Beautiful image, thanks for sharing.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Aug 2013 11:38AM
Good detail and title
22 Aug 2013 11:58AM
Wonderful detailed image Herman
Regards Brian
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
22 Aug 2013 12:43PM
This is exceptionally great capture, Herman. Excellent shot and the title is also great.
22 Aug 2013 12:56PM
Lovely bird. I initially thought it might be sand on his beak, but you can see around the edges that there is colour loss. Well I guess we all fade with age!
22 Aug 2013 1:24PM
I see that your kingfishers are somewhat different from our ones....
A very good portrait, Herman!Smile ... and he also sits on the thorns!Wink
Regards Valery
22 Aug 2013 1:28PM
A wonderful capture Herman of this very pretty bird Grin

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2013 2:07PM
Looks like his beak has gone rusty to me Herman !!
Good shot.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 2:18PM
Excellent eye contact!
22 Aug 2013 2:51PM
Fabulous shot Herman it looks like it might be rusty from diving for fish Grin He is still beautiful Great detail
debu 8 India
22 Aug 2013 3:50PM
Lovely colourful detailed image.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 4:00PM
Superb shot Herman, fabulous colours and excellent detail

22 Aug 2013 5:25PM
Doen't it have beautiful colours!!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 5:37PM
A really splendid shot of this gorgeous bird.
It looks to me as though he has been eating something messy with that beak and hasn't yet cleaned it.
(Your shot is so good that the discolouration looks lumpy on his beak)
22 Aug 2013 5:38PM
Great title Grin

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Aug 2013 6:38PM
Hmm...definitely needs to re-apply the lippy, Herman Grin

Excellent close-up capture.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
22 Aug 2013 6:38PM

Quote:Super close up of this beauty GrinGrin

Great mod Smile
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
22 Aug 2013 7:42PM
Superb shot Herman,
Nice detail and colours.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 8:07PM
Hmmmm..... I know the feeling, he needs some "Lipcote" Tongue
22 Aug 2013 10:03PM
Nice details Herman
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Aug 2013 10:26PM
love your title and the colourful bird.
in France you'd say
"il a une gueule de bois" - he's got a wooden mouth.. in other words a hangover!
This is a cracker love it. The colours are magic. Well done Herman.
Ayoob 7 Australia
24 Aug 2013 12:37AM
Beautiful colourful image ,very well taken and presented Herman.........GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2013 6:33AM
What a beautiful bird! Love the title! Made me giggle!!!

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