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King with a kill I had to come into work early this morning, so brought my gear with me incase a good opportunity to procrastinate presented itself...  and well it did. I tried to get the 'dive', missing it each time, but got this nice shot with the frog in beak! :) Geotagged,Halcyon smyrnensis,India,NCBS,White-throated kingfisher,Winter,adhocphotographer,bangalore,gkvk,india,instem,john rowell Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

King with a kill

I had to come into work early this morning, so brought my gear with me incase a good opportunity to procrastinate presented itself... and well it did. I tried to get the 'dive', missing it each time, but got this nice shot with the frog in beak! :)

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  1. A very fresh photo of a very fresh kill. The clarity in the photo is amazing, well done John! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks... :) I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by wildlife, so i have a great opportunity to practice... :) Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago

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The White-throated Kingfisher also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, West Asia east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and.. more

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Uploaded Feb 2, 2015. Captured Feb 2, 2015 08:10 in Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO1600
  • 500mm