A Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) from South Africa, checking out the pond surface from a favourite perch. The nearest distraction behind the bird is literally 100’s of metres away, so the image takes on a studio-like quality. Great for showing the audience how a Pied kingfisher looks, but perhaps not the most engaging shot, not least due to the overcast skies. I should head back there to shoot the same bird during sunrise. Better call the travel agent. EOS 1DIII with EF 500mm, 1/3200 at f4, ISO200.