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January 13, 2013
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Canon
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Canon EOS 60D
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1/395 second
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F/7.1
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300 mm
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320
Date Taken
Jul 28, 2012, 10:14:07 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
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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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:iconihamo:
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Amazing shot!
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MorganWolfram Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Writer
Cute!
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Kineil-Wicks Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What an impressive little couple!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks; glad you like it!:)
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Eyrene10 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
so cute! great photo :D
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thanks; they are adorable little birds! Glad you like the shot.:)
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Eyrene10 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
you're welcome :)
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