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Jewel of the Forest II by garion Jewel of the Forest II by garion
Another view of the Rufous-backed Kingfisher. (Part I is found here: [link])

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.

Here it has just caught a prey in its beak, probably a small forest lizard or skink.

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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :aww: Your work has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's top submissions in March - it was available on our homepage for a week and is also featured in our news article found here: [link]
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tastybedsore Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is fantastic!
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sootyalbatross Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
OMG WOW!! this is really good!
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ElizavetaS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
beautiful bird!!
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Cristal-circus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
fabulous colours!
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kimvanderveeke Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Awesome!
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work - well done.
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Junno-Bebe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Photographer
Amazing shot!!!! :la:
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moem-photography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
hi! i featured you in my journal! [link]
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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coco-fru-fru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
... I'm speechless. This is amazing! The colours are fabulous... never seen anything like it.
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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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Rinotou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW .______. It's so clear and focused! Good job!
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerdanceplz: Glad I saw this at [link] - a fave of course :iconflowerdanceplz:
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! And thanks for the fave too! :)
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kbaraniak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this photo in my news called "Wonderful world of animals" [link] I hope you like it :)
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garion Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature!
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Haati-and-Mousa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
:wow: Just amazing! Not enough :+fav:s in my opinion! So ... :D
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afreespirit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
I love this shot! Fabulous lighting in this capture! & the depth of field is perfect.

A beautiful bird!
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the comments and the fave! Appreciate it. :) Yes its indeed like a living jewel!
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cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Bird, excellent capture.
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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cycoze Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome :)
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LittlemissLadyBug Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   Photographer
Hi! :wave: This picture has been featured in my journal:
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature! :)
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UG3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
great shoot *_* I like it :+fav:
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garion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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grozenblat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
so beautiful!! what lens are you using man? im new to photography and bought a XTi so i am trying to get into good photography habits!
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mysticeangel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
There are some Beautiful Creatures Where you are!! I love this, although I feel bad for the Lizard, but that's Nature. Just Georgous SHOT! FAV!
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voodoo-superstar Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
fav :D
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Meneerofongeveer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Gorgeous photo. The light is superb.
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europhoto Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
Great bird and very good photo! is this bird in Sinagapore or Malaysia?
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Smiertelnik Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007   Photographer
Beautifull shot :) Superb colors and sharpnes :)
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.... never seen this one before... amazing colours & did i say..... WOW!!
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grgbpm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect!
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Zarafa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007   Photographer
Stunning capture.
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a really stunning shot. Wonderful. :wow:
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, glad you like it! =D
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SouLitta Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful pic!
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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joume Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
killer
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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joume Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely neat on a nearly black background... just perfect :)
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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RedNihao Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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ShelleyJackman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Incredibly impressive :D
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garion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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AdamsWife Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Superb capture. The bird stands out beautifully against the dark background.
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