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Well captured

By Newtman
Another of my bird images from our August safari to Africa. We spent quite a bit of time watching these birds, and ignoring a nearby pride of lions to our guide's bemusement. They hunted for food for ages, then finally one of them got something. I am not sure what it is, but it looks like a catfish. I am amazed that such a thin bill is suitable for such relatively large prey.

By the way, in case you are wondering, the reason I have cut the reflection out is because at this point there wasn't any. All there was below the bottom line of the picture was some oof mud.

Tags: General Africa Bird Zambia Wader Zambezi Stilt Wildlife and nature

Voters: Mike59, olliemasters, HenB and 65 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


21 Oct 2008 8:04PM
Well exposed. Still good detail in the white feathers. A great moment.

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HenB 11 6
21 Oct 2008 8:05PM
Great shot David ,cuaght perfectly. Was there myself last year and what a fantastic place to holiday.
21 Oct 2008 8:06PM
Great capture
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 8:07PM
i like the diagonal composition and plain background
21 Oct 2008 8:19PM
one of the best today
linsp 11 England
21 Oct 2008 8:29PM
certainly an apt name on both accounts, good one
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 8:41PM
A nice capture

casson 13 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 8:42PM
Very nice
rossi 16 142 11 England
21 Oct 2008 8:43PM
I really like this but I'd be tempted to 'brush' out the mud bottom left to isolate the bird against the murky water.

skewey 13 31 England
21 Oct 2008 9:02PM
Great capture in both ways David.
Magpiemick 13 5 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:07PM
Nice image ............ Nice bird ........
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:11PM
Great image, stunning detail and comp. Shaun
markymook 11 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:46PM
Lovely image.
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
21 Oct 2008 9:57PM
Well captured indeed... lovely image

BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 10:12PM
A super shot,well taken.
21 Oct 2008 10:13PM
Glad tobe no 30,
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 10:14PM
top shot absolutely superb
lammie 15
22 Oct 2008 10:06AM
Very nice image well captured.
ShedMan 14 3 2 South Africa
22 Oct 2008 1:55PM
The title says it all really! Great detail.

digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 6:52PM
A great capture, lovely colour light and detail.
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
23 Oct 2008 10:09AM
wonderful shot...perfect detail too
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
23 Oct 2008 3:44PM
Lovely clear shot,
There legs are somthing else,,
49er 13 564
23 Oct 2008 7:05PM
very nice indeed.
GazW 12 15 5 Wales
24 Oct 2008 12:22PM
II know what you mean about the lions - much more interesting watching these guys, at least they're doing something other than lying around Smile

Just catching up on a number of shots in your pf - lovely images and they bring back memories !

ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 1:42PM
Another great shot...
vandalp 12
26 Oct 2008 8:08PM
What a great shot. Vanda
adderman 13 8 1
26 Oct 2008 11:07PM
It just goes to show.. A little bit of post processing goes along way... Wink

RTDS 11 Cyprus
30 Oct 2008 12:13PM
Superb capture.
Lovely colours and the details are great.
Well done.
30 Oct 2008 2:10PM
Stunning image. Sylvia
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2008 3:38PM
Good action shot - hope he wash that mud off before he swallow Ina
norton 16 2 6 Jersey
17 Nov 2008 9:21PM
And well timed,superb shot.............

20 Nov 2008 11:56PM
Lovely Sharp capture. I went to Namibia in 06 and loved it. I have just recently bought a Sigma 50-500mm and I am impressed with the results so far. Boyd
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
28 Nov 2008 12:22AM
Lovely shot,love the colours and clarity,very nice.
49er 13 564
16 Dec 2008 3:53PM
very nice..
jonathanbp 11 99 Thailand
5 Jan 2009 4:11PM
well captured indeed - Jonathan
lyntonB 12 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 8:28PM
Stunning shot, nice detail and composition.

paulvo 13 2 United States
12 Mar 2009 2:32PM
Great shot.
m3lem 13 England
13 Apr 2009 8:36PM
A lovely capture

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