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Jewel of the Forest I by garion Jewel of the Forest I by garion
The Rufous-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsa) also known as the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, is one of the most beautiful kingfishers found in the tropics belonging to the Alcedinidae family. Its striking orange and yellow plumage is a sight to behold when it flits past, a brilliantly colored jewel with wings against the dark green of the tropical rainforest.

I was extremely fortunate to encounter this elusive kingfisher some time back in a leech infested Malaysian tropical rainforest. Here the adult has just caught a skink or lizard of some sort and perched momentarily on a branch, with a ray of sunlight shining down on it...a truly breathtaking sight to behold.

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Swordtemper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, looks actually kinda evil :D
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adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Great photo! :)
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Another magnificent picture, is that the sunlight shining off the eye? Truly beautiful.
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Featured here. Please check it and be sure to fave the article and leave a comment if you want.
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liambeattie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   Photographer
struth that is an amazing kingfisher..and even more amazing capture...VVWD!
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garion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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sanwahi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this Photograph has been featured here : [link]

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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
Had to add this gorgeous bird to my RED RED RED!!! journal...hope u like? [link]
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Artist
the capture is amazing. Part 2 is my favorite though as I find it better angle and light on beak is great.
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comments! Personally I find it hard to pick between the two...I like both ...part I is a pretty dramatic pose but yeah part II shows off the bird better. :)
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