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A Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) taken through wire netting at the Copenhagen Zoo. From Wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamerkop

The Hamerkop occurs in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar and coastal southwest Arabia in all wetland habitats, including irrigated land such as rice paddies, as well as in savannas and forests. Most remain sedentary in their territories, which are held by pairs, but some move into suitable habitat during the wet season only. Whenever people create new bodies of water with dams or canals, Hamerkops move in quickly.

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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks really incredible, love it!
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SilviaTheCaralioness Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a weird looking bird!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
Great shot of this unique bird!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
Thank you very much :)
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
:blackrose: Excellent shot beautiful color too 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Thank you so much :rose:
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
It's a great pleasure
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Wow Ive never seen a bird like this :O amazing. That is a beautiful bird. Long beak.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
I'm glad you like it :)
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LuLupoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Yes loved it :aww:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Excellent.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Thank you, Jenny :rose:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Always my pleasure.
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ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great capture! :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Thank you :)
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ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome, you did really well about the net in the background. :)
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The-Real-Kentobu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is absolutely amazing. I'm very impressed with this, especially considering it was taken through wire!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Thanks very much. I was surprised too that it was possible to shoot through the wiring :)
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The-Real-Kentobu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
How full was the wiring? Were there lots of small spaces, or a few big ones? The Raptor Center here uses fencing with lots of small spaces. It's quite the pain to shoot through.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
If you have a shorter lens, you should go as close as possible to the net. That should blur it out too :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
It was a tight wiring with lots of small spaces. It helps to use a long lens (I used a 420mm) because it blurs out the wiring. You can still see the wiring in this shot as a soft grid pattern on the background. Some would call it a bokeh :)
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TheThornshadow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That's a great photo.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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FantasticFennec Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these birds, they create the most amazing nests. Brilliant shot. :heart:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Why such bokeh? Grid
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
It's from the wire netting. There was nothing I could do about it.
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Solar-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
This is beautiful!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you :)
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Solar-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Your welcome!
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NIKON D700
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420 mm
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800
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Sep 23, 2010, 3:16:43 PM
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