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Canon
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Canon EOS 60D
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1/395 second
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300 mm
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Jul 28, 2012, 10:14:07 AM
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Fishing Party by Simbas-pal Fishing Party by Simbas-pal
This handsome couple is a pair of Pied Kingfishers hanging out over the Shire River in southern Malawi. The male is on the left, and the female on the right (markings on the breast distinguish the genders). They are, of course, not just hanging out; they are looking for fish to eat. These little birds were lots of fun to watch fishing: when they spot potential prey, they fly up and hover, like a helicopter, directly over the water until they have their specific fish in sight; then they dive down, and bring up their catch. From what I saw, they donít miss often.:)

Taken in Liwonde National Park, Malawi

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:icongreat-name:
Amazing shot!
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:iconmorganwolfram:
MorganWolfram May 23, 2013  Student Writer
Cute!
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Kineil-Wicks Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool. Love their poses, and the information about them. I also like the focus here, giving a sharp contrast between the birds and the background.
Excellent photo! :)
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GraceSwan Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What an impressive little couple!
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:iconsimbas-pal:
Thanks; glad you liked the shot!:) (Sorry for the delayed response; I've been away from dA for a while.)
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waiting-for-wings Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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:iconsimbas-pal:
Thanks; glad you like it!:)
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:iconeyrene10:
so cute! great photo :D
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:iconsimbas-pal:
Thanks; they are adorable little birds! Glad you like the shot.:)
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:iconeyrene10:
you're welcome :)
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