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We had a ball of a time with the pied kingfishers and some other birds today - I followed him across the dam towards the tree where he just landed here. I am so happy that for once the autofocus played along and nailed him just as he alighted, before he had time to close his wings. We shot a lot of PKF's today in flight, taking-off and hovering. This one, with his belly button, was my wife's favourite! Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, Bontvisvanger, Mankwe Dam, Pilanesberg Nature Reserve ~D3S 52551W

Below, the scene that greeted us on our way to the dam.

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Taken on August 18, 2012