The sound of summer -Woodland kingfisher by jozi1

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This is a woodland kingfisher but does not catch fish.It is one of most distinctive summer sounds of the bush in South Africa and everyone knows summer is here when they arrive,
Londolozi,South Africa

Canon 7d and canon 500mm lens at 700mm with 1.4x extender

359 views 6 favorites 8 features as of 11/02/2013

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bird, kingfisher, woodland, londolozi, wild, africa

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image jozil of a very impressive kingfisher. Love his colour and especially the red on the top of his bill………………………………….Leslie……………………………………..

  • Thanks so much,Leslie ,yes many of the South African summer birds are really beautiful ,nicer than the Australian ones, was in Aussie last summer ,will post others in the next few days,weeks :)

    – jozi1

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Thanks my friend :)

    – jozi1

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous image,,,,beautiful colours!!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Great image of a beautiful bird! Love the colours!

  • Thanks very much,Thea :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 1 year ago

    I love the coloring on this bird and bet it is beautiful when wings spread out!

  • Thanks,Ciana,it is beautiful in flight but hard to capture but it has a very loud distinctive and pleasant call classic for the bush in summer:)

    – jozi1

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Monday 11 March 2013

    Splendid Work!!!

  • Many thanks Steve for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Absolutely stunning image jozil – congratulations on your feature. had a peak at your page, fantastic wild life photography there !

  • Thanks so much,Roy for the kind comments and for taking a look :)

    – jozi1

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrover 1 year ago

  • Thanks,Jeanette :)

    – jozi1

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • My pleasure,David :)

    – jozi1

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