Lovely raptor steven.
Thanks Click krob
Thanks Click krob
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jamie i like your goose.
Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) by alabang, on Flickr
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
You have also posted it in the 800mm f/5.6 thread. I'll ask the same question here: Is that a 100% crop or is it a larger size that has been reduced? If reduced, what is the size of the original crop?
I'd like to get a feel for the quality of the 800mm and you need the file size info for that. Thanks.
That is probably correct, for most countries. But it gives you a tilted view of the consequences. BBC, NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden) and a few other broadcasters are financed through the tax system, rather than commercials. They are controlled by independent bodies, which does not control the money. That gives you two major benefits. One; There are no commercials (American TV is totally wrecked by commercials), and you can watch a program from start to finish without numerous noisy commercial interrupts. Two; Because they have a fixed and firm budget, with clear rules to also serve the niches, they produce programs without being slaves to viewer volumes.
So summing up, BBC, NRK and SVT are a lot more independent than a commercially driven broadcaster. Wether it is public or governmental is academic.
I absolutely agreeSo chill out, relax or else you might get hypertension over wildlife.
An interesting article on Daily Mail, which I thought might interest some CR members.