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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/800, f8, ISO 400

Views: 497 May 20, 2013

Prefering fynbos, aloe and protea covered hills, it’s no surprise to have found this malachite sunbird (Nectarinia famosa) feeding on a beautiful protea in the grounds of the Hugenot memorial in Franschoek, South Africa.

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The birds, Top shelf wildlife, Indigenous to East and Southern Africa, Protea group, Artist universe, Mozambique and neighboring countries, Afrikaans.


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous photo – the flower and bird are fabulous colors. Well done.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 2 years ago

    your shots continually astound me !

  • LOL Carol….that’s quite the compliment. Thanks so much!!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice

  • Thanks very much Larry!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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

    30 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/04/30 2 Images per day

  • Graeme Mockler
    Graeme Mocklerover 2 years ago

    Just incredible !

  • Thanks very much Graeme!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected to be featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Thanks so much Aprilann!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 2 years ago

    Amazing work!!!

  • Thanks so very much Paul!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Thanks very much Paul!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Robert Kelch, M.D.
    Robert Kelch, ...over 2 years ago

    Wow! That is spectacular.

  • Thank you so much Robert!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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