Living Painting by Macky

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PLEASE VIEW LARGE – Swallow Tailed Bee Eater – Merops hirundineus – I photographed this beautiful bird near Mata Mata, Kgalagadi, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa. Mata Mata is on the Namibian border.
The background is the sun filtering through the gold African grasses forming a natural backlit backdrop.


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My interest in the field of photography began in childhood, starting with film, then a ‘splatter’ of videography and finally the migration to DSLR photography.

I hope you enjoy viewing my interpretation of the Natural World through my lens.

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  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Wow, absolutely great Macky. They are just beautiful, truly a living painting.

  • Thanks very much Maree!!

    – Macky

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    So very beautiful!!

  • Thanks very much dear Elizabeth!!

    – Macky

  • Jill Fisher
    Jill Fisherover 2 years ago

    So beautiful and crisp, excellent capture Macky

  • Thanks very much Jill!!

    – Macky

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    9 November 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    great capture of this stunning little bird Macky.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks very much Jude!!

    – Macky

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks so much Ann!!

    – Macky

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    WOW!! what a beautiful bird…I love his coloring!!…Superb capture Macky, wonderful dof!!

  • Thanks very much dear Kate!!

    – Macky

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Thanks very much Mags!!

    – Macky

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