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Once again from the channels, pools and lagoons of Kwetsani in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Taken on the same afternoon as the Malachite Kingfisher shot (see previous entry) this African Jacana was one of numerous species we saw whilst exploring the waterways in small boats. Notice the long toes which are an adaption for walking on the many lily pads which grow throughout the delta. Taken with the long telephoto plus a tele extender in the late afternoon, this shot has had very little digital manipulation of the colours. The bird was jumping from one lily pad to another, if you look closely you’ll see a trail of water droplets left behind as he jumped.
Canon 5D at 700mm, F7.1, shutter speed 1/1000 second at ISO 400.