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Show us your little gems- pittas, kingfishers, trogons, broadbills, barbets etc.

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And now, the couple of red-and-yellow barbets (Samburu)

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And now, the couple of red-and-yellow barbets (Samburu)

 

~ @@Bush dog

 

It seldom gets as fine as that!

I've seen these at Samburu so admire the superb true-to-life color.

The focus lighting and overall composition is what I aspire to.

Thank you so much for sharing your artistry with us!

Tom K.

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Barranco Alto (Pantanal)

 

Amazon Kingfisher (Female)

 

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Ringed Kingfisher

 

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Love the Amazon Kingfisher @@Bush dog . What a gorgeous bird and superb images of it.

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Crested Barbet in Sabi Sands



Photographed on 5 October, 2015 at 8:10 am in Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/5.6L super-telephoto lens.



ISO 200, 1/1250 sec., f/5.6, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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~ When I arrived at Leopard Hills I'd specifically inquired whether or not a barbet sighting might be possible, as they've been a favorite during game drives in Kenya.



This Crested Barbet stood out from the bare branches and blue sky, its plumage brightly distinctive. What has appealed to me about barbets is their energy — confident, active birds.


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Collared Kingfisher, Fiji

 

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@@Treepol gorgeous!!

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Never Say ‘Never’



Taken on 1 October, 2014 at 7:31 am in Meru National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens


ISO 320, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec., 400mm handheld Shutter Priority shooting mode in a safari van guided by @@Anthony Gitau of Bigmac Africa Safaris.


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~ Throughout our days in Meru National Park Anthony and I had joked to one another that Meru's wildlife gave photographers one single photo opportunity then promptly left.


It seemed that if one wasn't quick on the shutter button, there'd be no second chance. However, this Halcyon leucocephala, Grey-headed Kingfisher, was the exception.


During the final morning game drive prior to heading out to Samburu, we paused to photograph this kingfisher at close range for two full minutes. Never say ‘never’.

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Beautiful photo @@Tom Kellie!

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Female d’Arnaud's Barbet

 

Taken on 1 October, 2014 at 5:21 pm in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens

 

ISO 160, f/3.2, 1/2000 sec., 400mm handheld Shutter Priority shooting mode in a safari van guided by @@Anthony Gitau of Bigmac Africa Safaris.

 

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~ After an extended oryx sighting and an excellent elephant sighting we were wending our way deeper into Samburu in order to make best use of the remaining daylight.
 
Looking out the right side I noticed a brightly colored bird in the shade of tree branches. It flew down to the track for this d’Arnaud's Barbet portrait.
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