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Kingfisher Exit by MorkelErasmus Kingfisher Exit by MorkelErasmus
A Malachite Kingfisher exits the water after having dived in to catch a small crustacean.
Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa

NOTE: I normally don't do this, and if I do I disclose it like I will now - I cloned out a branch elbow in the top left corner and added some canvas at the top as the framing was odd here. With the difficulty these birds present, I wanted to make this image presentable until I get the "perfect" natural capture.

PS: This bird is wild and was NOT baited.
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:iconloki51:
loki51 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Perfect shot
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanx!
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:iconnisayparx:
NisayParx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
This is absolutely spectacular!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
tnx!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Maybe this image should be filed under your birdlife folder?
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:iconbubblegumw:
BubblegumW Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!!
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:iconbubblegumw:
BubblegumW Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   General Artist
Just went on a fav bomb of your photos, you've got some stunning ones in there!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing Bird....it as a huge Hummer....with sounds...:peace:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) indeed
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconlenore49:
Lenore49 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
A stunning capture ! Lighting , clarity and your ability to stop motion this bird is superb!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconraintailkat:
Raintailkat Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot ^^
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks...
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:iconraintailkat:
Raintailkat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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:iconmissprincesspeach:
missprincesspeach Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Blonde: You should do this for a living
Artist: i do...
*awkward moment for 10 seconds*
Blonde: I like your photo...
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D LOL
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:iconmissprincesspeach:
missprincesspeach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
glad u found it funny, usually its me who gets the awkward moments when i try to be funny....awkward?
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
;)
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:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot buddy. how did U manage to zoom so fast?
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks - practice and luck :)
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saffi9 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
congratulations
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you...
:)
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:icongleypa:
Gleypa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanx
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:iconbd-76:
BD-76 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
purely awesome picture!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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sugartwins Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great shot! Love the work you put in to achieve your goal on presentation of the photo.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcheerbudgieplz:Lovely - a fave of course :iconhotcrumpetsplz:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanx
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Lonacc Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized.. his top of the head looks like it's made of electronics...
BTW stunning shot, and so detailed, BRAVO! :clap:
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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gustodelbello Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Stunning pic. Bravo!
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks!!
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:iconzulus77:
ZULUS77 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Beautiful shot :)
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much
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youvegotmaille Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
This needs to be a Daily Deviation... amazing capture.
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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brechnuss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
hmmm .. i donīt see a problem at all. the top left corner .. who cares about the corners ? :-) this photo is amazing cause of the captured moment. i wish i had the opportunity to download such a shot as a wallpaper, thatīs exactly what i am looking for, but thatīs only a wish. thanks for sharing your art with us.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
a pleasure... :)
thanks for your comment
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oya-g Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Its a great shot!!
And happy new year! =D
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:iconmorkelerasmus:
MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a bunch!
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oya-g Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You're welcome! ;)
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful art has been featured in the newest journal of our group:iconnature-capture: [link]
Please :+fav: the Feature for more people can see it! :)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot!
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Feb 16, 2012, 7:32:16 AM
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