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Pied Kingfisher, Okavango Delta, Botswana

From the Botswana series,  this pied kingfisher obligingly posed on a twig for me.   This species was frequently sighted both hovering over water and also perched as shown here.    Notice the blurred background,  a result of the background being well separated from the bird,  and the narrow depth of field, or selective focus,   due to a wide aperture being used.

Pied Kingfisher, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Pied Kingfisher, Okavango Delta, Botswana.