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Malachite Kingfisher – Caught it, dropped it, caught it again.

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This beautiful Malachite Kingfisher put on a great show just meters from us.

I think we were all a bit shocked when he landed on a branch right in front of us. He looked around, spotted a fish and promptly caught it.
He proceeded to stun his meal before throwing it in the air to get it pointing the right way before swallowing it.

At that point he dropped it...
Look at the fifth image in the sequence, he looks completely dumbfounded as to how that just happened :-)

Unperturbed he looked around, saw it and went in for a second catch. This time he made sure he swallowed it.

A huge thanks to Roger Machin for exposing me to this photography genres, I am enjoying our trips and learning so much every time we go out.

Images from this sequence are available as prints, contact me if you would like one on your wall.
Enjoy the pictures everyone.

 

Malachite Kingfisher by Quintin Mills

Malachite Kingfisher by Quintin Mills

Malachite Kingfisher by Quintin Mills

Malachite Kingfisher by Quintin Mills

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