framed original elephant and kingfisher oil painting, 330 x 480 mm, by award-winning Kenyan artist Karen Laurence-Rowe
When I first began to study my photo of this malachite kingfisher the background was blurred and the kingfisher in sharp focus. I’d been in that situation before when I was focusing on an elephant just outside Elephant Watch Camp and an exquisite kingfisher landed on a bush nearby. I was unable to change the settings in time to get both in focus before it flew off. This time I focused on the bird and blurred the elephant. This tiny creature seemed to claim ownership of the gentle giant.