Black and White entry of 1 colorful bird. See special rules.

Challenge #35 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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We love photographing the rich colors of birds. Work with a colorful bird (like a parrot) and create an interesting black and white entry. (No sepia, no color please). Entry must state the color(s) of the bird in the title or description and the color must not be a black or white bird. It must have other color to fit the challenge. I feel voting helps the challenges, so this challenge is open to those who have done some voting. See RULE 2.
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Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata) at Lake Mburo, Uganda
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A small Old World Kingfisher about 5 inches long with a bright red bill. The back and upper parts are bright metallic blue. The head has a short crest with turquoise blue and black barring extending down to the eye. The face, cheeks and underparts are bright orangey rufous and there are white patches on the throat and rear neck sides.
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Submitted: Thursday, 7th March, 2013 06:53 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 19th February, 2012
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Notes: Taken from a boat which allowed very close approach.
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