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Malachite Kingfisher - Kenya colourful!
Malachite Kingfisher - Kenya colourful!
hughletheren


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Lake Baringo, Kenya
Date: Sep 14, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

How do you choose one image from the 1,200 taken on our Kenya Safari? I love this little chap, so bright and colourful.
I hope you do too!
Apart from a crop to suit and a little sharpening, this is pretty much as it came out of the camera.
I had to use my x2 multiplier, so the focal length was 400mm - thank goodness for IS!

Statistics
Place: 141 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.1000
Avg (commenters): 6.6923
Avg (participants): 6.0102
Avg (non-participants): 6.3750
Views since voting: 854
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 130
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/10/2007 11:11:58 AM
Great work, a lovely capture!
10/08/2007 08:08:24 PM
Are you sure this bird is real. I still can't believe how funny shaped he is. His beak is as big as his body. To cute!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2007 07:21:56 PM
Beautiful picture!!!
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10/05/2007 08:14:56 PM
hehe..this little bird is funny looking but very cute. Good shot!
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10/05/2007 10:37:29 AM
Nice shoot..
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10/05/2007 08:22:02 AM
Not sharp... nice colors.
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10/04/2007 03:21:12 PM
Wow, I really love the colors in this! The bird is so pretty, and a nice contrast against the backgroun and the stump he is standing on. Just lovely.
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10/04/2007 08:21:27 AM
Lovely capture, the photo may be a touch oversharpened but it may be the light. Great backgroung and lighting. well done!
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10/03/2007 11:53:04 PM
I like the composition and blurred background. With a bit more overall saturation I think the bird would pop even more.
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10/03/2007 09:22:25 PM
nice job
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10/02/2007 10:21:07 AM
What a little cutie. I wonder if a curves adjustment wouldn't really enrich the overall tones. The bird seems almost too saturated against the paler background. The focus and DOF are spot on. ;~D
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10/01/2007 04:15:44 PM
beautiful bright colors, good details in the feathers and the wood. good centered but uncentered composition, nice bokeh
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10/01/2007 01:46:16 PM
hmm,,, the background being darker would make me like this more, as it is a 5
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10/01/2007 10:43:43 AM
what a colorful little guy - 8
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10/01/2007 10:11:29 AM
What a beautiful bird! Beautiful colours and great pose, wonderful composition. I am a bit let down by the technicals, though. It seems washed out and dull. A bit more contrast would do wonders for this.
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10/01/2007 09:52:57 AM
Great colors and details! His eye seems just a bit too soft. Great capture, though!
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10/01/2007 08:41:23 AM
A great subject and a well composed photo. However, it isn't particularly sharp and the orange/red of the beat and the legs appears unnaturally saturated.
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