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Pied Kingfisher
Photographer: Barbara Fleming
Location: Okavango Delta, Botswana
Story: 
This image was taken in beautiful early light. I had really been focusing on a gorgeous Crane when my driver said..."take the Kingfisher!" It took a few moments to adjust to a Kingfisher right in front of me! I had always wanted a Pied Kingfisher with prey and boy did I get a show. He first dived bombed the fish, stabbing it several times. Then he picked it up and tossed it around a bit before getting it just right, to eat of course. What a sight!
Digital Alterations: 
Minor light and color, cropped
Camera Information: Nikon D300 with 500mm lens, Hand Held
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